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Grain Rail Transportation Debated
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:23 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Grain shippers, ag organizations and railroad companies all had the opportunity to express their opinions about improving procedures to set fair shipping rates during a hearing held by the Surface Transportation Board June 10 in Washington, D.C.

Through these meetings the STB intends to explore the issue of "making the rate-case process more accessible" to all grain shippers who use rail as their mode of transportation. The Staggers Rail Act of 1980 provides rail shippers the ability to challenge unreasonable rates.

"Yet, despite concerns about high rates from shippers of grain over the years, no such shipper ...

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