Senator Thune discusses rail reform with ag leaders

- South Dakota’s senior U.S. Senator John Thune held a roundtable discussion with a group of farmers, commodity organizations and agribusiness representatives this morning in Sioux Falls at the South Dakota Corn office to visit about rail reform legislation and to take input on rail service issues. Recently, Senator Thune along with Senator Bill Nelson of […]

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 to hold confidential meetings in Sioux Falls

- The Surface Transportation Board (STB) delivered a press release earlier this week to announce that representatives from their Rail Customer and Public Assistance Program (RCPA) will be holding informal and confidential meetings in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, May 6th with interested persons at the Country Inn and Suites (200 E. 8th Street) from 8:00AM-5:00PM CST […]

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 […]