Tuesday, June 4, 2013
McPherson County might soon get a 3 million-bushel grain elevator and a high-speed loading facility near Canton.
The county commission signed a resolution of intent last week to grant industrial revenue bonds for the operation about 2 miles west of Canton.
Mid-Kansas Cooperative of McPherson and Cenex Harvest States, a large regional cooperative based in Minneapolis, Minn., chose the site because of its proximity to Union Pacific Railroad lines.
Kerry Watson, a spokeswoman for MKC, says the co-ops have been researching the project for a couple of years. It will provide the group with its first train loading facility. The grain shuttle will load 110-car trains bound the Pacific Northwest, the Gulf Coast and Mexico.
The Salina Journal reports other projects, such as agronomy services, could be considered later.