Regional farm group officials welcome more detailed railroad reporting that shows dwell times for grain cars versus oil and other industries, but say it’s too soon to know whether that will translate into adequate service this winter.
The Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University is sponsoring a Dec. 8 and 9 conference in Fargo, titled “Post-harvest Handling and Transportation for Agricultural Products: Issues and Alternatives.”
North Dakota’s Commissioner of Agriculture said the Canadian Pacific Railway and its CEO are “arrogant” and that the company is less responsive than Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the state’s other major shipper.
Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, showed his pride and disappointment in his railroad’s ability to move North Dakota grain in a meeting Aug. 11 with shippers and two U.S. senators in Minot.
HETTINGER — Producers in Adams County will have an $18 million grain elevator to export wheat, giving them a chance at competitive prices and more markets, officials said Monday at the Adams County Courthouse.
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