East Coast Express for Northwest Produce

The Northwest is one step closer to a deal that would shop millions of pounds of fruits and vegetables to lucrative East Coast markets. The deal is believed to be the first dedicated rail line to ship the region’s produce to the East Coast. KPLU’s Carol Cizauskas reports.

Kuntz: “For our apple growers and onion growers and potato growers, they will now have a new opportunity to get into the fresh produce market on the East Coast. It’s going to be big for eastern Washington, for northeast Oregon. And remember, this is weekly service.”
Jim Kuntz is Port of Walla Walla executive director.

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