Two onion industry leaders overseeing public rail project set up new private business

This Nyssa property is the proposed location for the Treasure Valley Reload Center. (The Enterprise/file)

VALE – Two onion industry officials on the public board deciding the future of the rail shipping center have now set up a separate business to arrange for use the center, according to public records.

Meanwhile, recently released emails show Malheur County is still pinning down how much business would be available for the Treasure Valley Reload Center. The emails came to light after the Enterprise sought an order compelling their release.

The rail shipping center, being developed with $26 million in state funds and additional money from Malheur County, is intended to reduce costs for the area’s onion producers and speed up shipments to markets in the east.

To do that, Malheur County is negotiating with Americold, a . . .