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Washington Insider
Wed Aug 13, 2014 02:06 PM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

NORTHERN TIER RAIL SHIPMENTS CONTINUE TO LAG

The Surface Transportation Board continues to hear from lawmakers from Upper Midwest states who are passing along complaints from farmers or other freight rail shippers about backed-up commodities needing railcars or the lack of inputs arriving by train.

Among the letter writers is Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who pointed out that "Many farmers in Michigan have still been unable to secure transport for last year's harvest ... with much of that ...

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