Malheur County in talks over possible sale of Nyssa rail center

The site of a rail reload center north of Nyssa remains empty except for bushes, rocks and dirt but a major shipping firm is already interested in buying the facility. (The Enterprise/Kezia Setyawan)

NYSSA – Before it’s even built, county officials are considering selling the Treasure Valley Reload Center to a billion-dollar company interested in managing the Nyssa rail center, according to interviews.

The taxpayer-funded center is intended to cut shipping costs for the area’s onion producers and open potentially new markets around the country.

Officials said they have few details on how such a deal would work, but said one condition would be that Malheur County producers would get cut-rate shipping deals.

County authorities have been negotiating with AmeriCold Logistics of Atlanta for more than a year. They have . . .