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Malheur County Court approves letter of support for proposed Nyssa facility

Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, talks to the Oregon Transportation Commission during a spring meeting. The Malheur County Court drafted a letter of support for the project today. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – The Malheur County Court wants state officials to approve a $26 million rail reload facility north of Nyssa and consider the proposal separate from similar ventures planned in the Willamette Valley.

In a one-page letter approved by the court Wednesday, the county asked the Oregon Transportation Commission to “fund the center, regardless of a decision on the western Oregon competing projects.”

DOCUMENT: County Court letter to OTC

According to the letter, “the reload center is paramount to the agricultural economy of the region. The Malheur . . .