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Canada to Set Grain Shipping Targets
Fri Mar 7, 2014 11:37 AM CST

TORONTO (Dow Jones) -- The Canadian government will introduce legislation Friday that will set minimum grain-shipment targets for railroad operators, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The proposed legislation comes as a record Western Canadian grain crop remains stuck in grain elevators amid rail-shipping bottlenecks resulting from myriad issues, including harsh weather conditions.

The expected announcement would come a week after Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz told The Wall Street Journal he was prepared to introduce legislation to clear the grain-shipping backlog, which he blamed partly on increased shipments of crude oil by rail.

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