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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Apr 10, 2014 04:53 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Northern Plains Farmers in Competition for Rail Transportation

Farmers and grain shippers in the Upper Midwest have asked President Obama to issue an executive order to railroads that would require them to devote more equipment to moving crops to market. Currently, some county elevators are reporting a significant backlog in shipping grain out of the Dakotas and, just as importantly, in shipping fertilizer into the region ahead of spring corn planting.

According to press reports, the problem is not that there ...

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