October 30, 2014

Feds order BNSF, CN to report on grain progress

U.S. railroad regulators have ordered BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to hasten shipments of grain from a backlog that has frustrated farmers and people who run grain elevators.

The Surface Transportation Board, in a decision late Friday, required the two railroads to publicly disclose every week plans to address the delays, which have forced some in the upper Midwest to heap grain on the ground after running out of storage space because of autumn’s massive harvests. Others just can’t get grain moved out of elevators or are doing so at higher prices.

Read the complete story at the Journal Star.