Weekly Transportation Update
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri May 30, 2014 11:31 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- As spring planting rolls along (88% of U.S. corn planted as of May 25 according to USDA; 59% of soybeans) BNSF is declaring "Mission Accomplished" and then some on delivery of fertilizer.

The railroad stated it "fulfilled, and actually exceeded, the commitment we made to our agriculture customers on the delivery of fertilizer for the spring planting season," in a podcast May 22. "In fact," the podcast continued, "we loaded 54 trains -- two more than our original commitment -- and did so ahead of schedule. At 80 cars per train, and nearly 100 tons per car, ...

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