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Grain Transport Update
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Apr 4, 2014 12:20 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Shuttle rail cars seem to be finding their way to elevators in the Northern Plains and some rail is beginning to move in Canada to ports full of waiting ships. However, one railroad official said rail car shortages will continue through winter wheat harvest.

"Gradual improvement" has occurred across the BNSF system due to grain loadings increasing over the past few weeks, BNSF Vice President John Miller said in a March 28 podcast. However, North Dakota users are probably not convinced as they wait for 7,541 cars versus 7,472 cars the prior week. That number is 46.8% ...

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