The STB takes action

- The Surface Transportation Board took action on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to help relieve the ongoing railroad backlogs that continue to hurt shippers of agricultural products in the upper Great Plains. The STB stated on their website that this new rule will “promote industry-wide transparency, accountability, and improved service.” The order requires all Class […]

STB issues order on fertilizer shipments

- The Surface Transportation Board issued an order yesterday, (Tuesday, April 15th) to the BNSF and Canadian Pacific rail companies in an attempt to ensure that adequate supplies of fertilizer are delivered for spring planting in the Western Corn Belt following a public hearing held April 10th in Washington, DC. Concerns about rail availability have been […]

Revamped rail line brings boost

- New jobs, tax revenues and additional grain marketing options are just a few of the many positives brought about by the improvements being made to the state-owned rail line between Mitchell and Chamberlain, South Dakota. The much needed renovations stemmed from a $16 million grant from the federal governments’, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program […]