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First shipment loaded at South Louisiana Rail Facility

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LACASSINE, LA (KPLC) -

The long-awaited South Louisiana Rail Facility is now officially open, with its first shipment being loaded Wednesday morning.

The shipment of long grain rice is headed to Mexico.

Farmers in the area formed an LLC to seek other options for exporting their crops.

The facility is on lease from the Jeff Davis Police Jury.

The facility opens less than a year after construction began. Forty rail cars can be loaded in 10 hours.

We'll show you how it works on later editions of 7 News.

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