Port Milwaukee getting $31.3M agriculture-export operation
Port Milwaukee and the agricultural company DeLong plan to build a $31.3 million export center on Jones Island using a federal grant to cover half of the project cost.

The operation would be the first and only “bulk agricultural transload” center on the Great Lakes to supply soybeans and animal-feed supplement. Supplies would be sent primarily by truck and rail to ships at port.

The project calls for demolishing abandoned structures that now sit at the site and building an operation to store products for shipping. Clinton-based DeLong, a food and grain supplier, would pay for part of the development and lease space there.

Port Milwaukee’s money for the project is coming from a $15.9 million Port Infrastructure Development Program grant from the U.S. Maritime Administration. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin announced this week that the money had been awarded...

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