Grain elevator, loading area planned near Canton

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CANTON, Kan. (AP) — 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.

Other projects, such as agronomy services, could be considered later. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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