FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Dread Grows as Harvest Nears
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Jul 25, 2014 02:23 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- As harvest nears, elevator operators in the Northern Plains still waiting on railroad cars ordered months ago are experiencing feelings of dread, especially smaller operators or those handling specialty crops.

Reports are that larger-shuttle loaders and those handling mainstream grains are receiving cars before single-car loaders.

In its weekly update to the Surface Transportation Board on July 18, the Canadian Pacific railroad said they have a total of 23,761 open car order requests in North Dakota averaging 10.72 weeks late. The report from the prior week showed 24,280 open requests with an average of 10.14 weeks old.

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