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New 36-Silo Terminal to be Built on the Mississippi River

A new 36-silo grain terminal is planned to be built by Greenfield Louisiana on the Mississippi River that will provide U.S. farmers with greater access to markets across Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Plans have been submitted for the 248-acre site within the Port of South Louisiana, which if approved will be carried out in two phases. The first phase would include an 820-foot long dock able to load 120,000 bushels of corn, soybeans, or wheat per hour. The second phase would double both the length of the dock and the terminal’s loading capacity.


The project at the port, which accounts for 60 percent of the employment in the region, is expected to create more than 300 jobs, with the terminal alone employing as many as 100 people.


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