NYSSA – An option on a sale agreement for land for a rail reload facility and industrial park could provide a local family a key piece of property next to the center.
The July 2018 sale agreement between Malheur County and onion executive Jim Farmer and his family covers 290 acres north of downtown. The county agreed to pay $3 million for the land, but the closing of the transaction has been delayed until early next year as county officials seek money to pay the price.
The option allows the Farmers first choice on five acres next to the rail reload center for a packing and processing facility in the county’s proposed industrial park. Farmer is president and co-owner of Fort Boise Produce of Parma.
An appraisal of the Farmer property mentioned that the Farmers were “retaining” five acres of . . .