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Key member of Malheur County board overseeing rail reload center resigns

Jim Farmer, as member of the county's development board charged with overseeing a rail reload facility planned north of Nyssa, resigned Thursday.

NYSSA – Jim Farmer, a Nyssa onion producer, resigned from the board of the county’s development company Thursday.

Farmer was one of the initial directors of the Malheur County Development Corp., formed by the county in 2017 to create the Treasure Valley Reload Center in Nyssa.

The company announced his resignation Wednesday evening following a board meeting but provided no explanation.

“The remaining members of the board reluctantly accepted Farmer’s resignation with praise for the work he has accomplished,” according to a county statement.

Farmer said Thursday morning he had no comment.

He is president and co-founder of Fort Boise Produce, an onion packer and . . .