SLRF loads first rail car
By ALLISON CRYER
Daily News Staff Writer
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LACASSINE – Loading began here Wednesday on the first shipment of Louisiana long-grain rice bound for Mexico from the newly completed South Louisiana Rail Facility (SLRF).
According to an SLRF press release, the project was the brainchild of a group of area rice farmers who banded together to form an LLC and sold $5,000 memberships to other farmers and investors who saw both the need and the opportunity for such a high-speed grain loading facility.
Daily News photo by Allison Cryer
The first shipment of rice bound for Mexico was loaded Wednesday at the new South Louisiana Rail Facility in Lacassine. The facility has the ability to move 3.6 million pounds of rice in under seven hours and is expected to open up new markets for rice farmers in South Louisiana.
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