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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:36 AM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS (DTN) -- Will the nation's railroads be ready for harvest? That's the question transportation regulators, and grain shippers want answered ahead of harvest this fall following last year's lengthy and widespread backlogs.

On July 13, Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Dan Elliot sent a letter to all the Class 1 railroads asking them if they will be ready for the "fall peak" period. He asked that each railroad provide their general outlook and plans for the remainder of 2015 as well as the entire winter season. Each railroad was asked to provide specific answers to different issues, but the ...

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