Money in state plan for shipping center will help Malheur County agriculture

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

ONTARIO — Malheur County would get a major new rail facility to ship local products under a transportation package under debate at the Oregon Legislature.

The legislation includes $26 million for what is often referred to as a trans load railway facility, seen as critical to keeping agricultural producers competitive.

At such a depot, farm products are trucked in and then loaded onto special trains that can make a . . .

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