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Residents sense sympathy . . . but then what?

Adrian farmer Brent Ishida speaks to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other state officials at a town hall meeting at Four Rivers Cultural Center Friday in Ontario.(The Enterprise/Les Zaitz)

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

ONTARIO — The assessment of many about the visit of Gov. Kate Brown last week was a simple one for officials and onion farmers: an appreciation for her presence but questions about what will happen in the future.

“Well, I feel good she took the time to come out and see us. But she made it clear that there were no funds available other than SBA (Small Business Administration) loans,” said Grant Kitamura, general manage of Murakami Produce Co. in Ontario.

Kitamura said Brown’s obvious concern regarding the damage across the . . .