NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, US — Greenfield Louisiana LLC of Baton Rouge has filed permit applications to build a 36-silo grain terminal on the west bank of St. John the Baptist Parish.

According to Greenfield Louisiana, the 248-acre export terminal would employ 60 people in barge, dock, rail, truck, storage, processing and elevator operations for wheat, corn and soybeans.

Filing of the permit applications continues a process that began last spring, when the Port of South Louisiana (POSL) requested $25 million in funding from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) under the 2020 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program for the port infrastructure project. If approved by the DOT, the POSL would lease the dock to Greenfield.

The POSL is the largest grain port in the United States, handling more than half of annual US grain exports.

 Greenfield Louisiana is an export grain elevator that expects to move more than 11 million tonnes of agriculture products, primarily corn, wheat, and soybeans with some throughput from other locally grown specialty crops, to the export market. Products will principally be transported via barge on the Mississippi River or the inland waterway system to the new grain elevator, where they are unloaded, stored, cleaned and then loaded onto an ocean-going vessel for export.