Rail congestion costs farmers (10-10-14) -- ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Grain and Feed Association has been around for 108 years and for 108 years its members have been having trouble with railroads, its executive director told members of a joint legislative committee.
STB Orders Continued and Expanded Reporting From Railroads (10-09-14) -- Late yesterday, the Federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued an order, requiring all Class I railroads to publicly file weekly data reports to promote industry-wide transparency, accountability and improvements in rail service.
Grain bin toll heightens fear for harvest (09-23-14) -- LEWISTON, Minn. – The corn wasn’t flowing out of the grain bin any longer, so farmer John Daley stepped inside to look more closely.
Cargill plans expansion at Madison grain elevator (09-17-14) -- Cargill announced this week it will invest $17 million to upgrade and expand its grain elevator in Madison in western Minnesota. The project is expected to be completed in time for this year’s harvest.
USDA Chief says urged Buffet to ready BNSF for record crops (09-17-14) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.
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