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Canada's Grain Transport Conundrum
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Fri Mar 28, 2014 06:17 PM CDT

Returning to Saskatoon to speak on the grain markets at the Grain Handling and Transportation Summit on Wednesday, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan, was unnerving for me. In the crowd would be some of the agriculture economics professors who inspired me during my undergrad years in the College of Agriculture in the 1980s. My message suggesting that the basis improvement needed to reflect pricing on the prairies that is linked to world market conditions remains a function of rail movement and shows few signs of improvement at this time was also not what producers hoped to hear.

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