Pigs too fat for holiday hams (11-20-14) -- CHICAGO – Eating ham has never been more expensive than this year, partly because U.S. pigs are too fat.
BNSF to spend $6B in 2015 to ease gridlock (11-20-14) -- NEW YORK – BNSF Railway Co., the railroad owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., plans to spend a record $6 billion next year to help speed trains and improve service crimped by surging grain and oil shipments.
Grain takes a detour (11-17-14) -- Railroad bottlenecks, congestion and high freight prices have frustrated Minnesota farmers this year as they try to sell their corn and soybeans.
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.
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