PNW Building Boom - 2
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:11 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Mattsons used to haul their wheat crop 75 miles to the largest grain elevator near their farm in Chester, Mont., until two years ago.

"If everything went well, just getting there and unloading the semi would be about three hours round trip," said Janice Mattson, adding that sometimes it took longer, especially if many trucks were waiting to unload. It made hauling grain straight from the field to market "next to impossible."

Then two rival grain companies built brand new 110-car shuttle elevators just miles apart in Chester, cutting their travel time to market down to ...

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