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Wed Feb 26, 2014 07:41 AM CST

(Dow Jones) -- Saskatchewan farmer Jack Shymko harvested one of his largest oat crops ever last fall, but he hasn't been able to move any of his 50,000 bushels to market.

Mr. Shymko is one of Canada's many frustrated oat growers who can't find enough railroad cars to ship their grain at a time of strong demand. Some farmers and industry analysts say the railroads are ignoring grain in favor of carrying crude oil because it is more lucrative to transport.

"I've got oodles of oats," the 63-year-old said. "We have bills to pay, but we can't move the grain."

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