Malheur County scraps one land deal, as reload dates get extended

Local onion producers hope a new rail reload center near Nyssa will mean higher profits. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – A proposed land deal seen as a crucial piece to expanding industry in Malheur County was scuttled last week.

Malheur County will not move ahead on a two-year-old plan to buy a 76-acre parcel owned by Nyssa Industries, officials decided March 17.

Malheur County Judge Dan Joyce declined to comment on the decision.

The price of the Nyssa Industries property was $394,650 and . . .