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Next phase of Nyssa rail project will hinge on compact between four entities

Greg Smith, Malheur County’s economic development director, speaking to county commissioners at the Malheur County Courthouse in 2019. Smith told the court last week the next step for the rail reload project will be to ink an agreement between four entities. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – The first step to retain the company to run the Treasure Valley Reload Center will most likely be an agreement between four entities.

Greg Smith, Malheur County Economic Development director, told the Malheur County Court Dec. 9 that plans now call for the letter to be signed by the county, the Malheur County Development Corp., the nonprofit entity created by the county to oversee the project, AmeriCold Logistics and the Treasure Valley Onion Shippers, a coalition of local farmers.

Smith said the non-binding agreement is necessary so that construction on . . .