USDA Focusing on Railcar Shortages
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:24 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he had talked last Friday with investor Warren Buffett about the shortage of rail cars in the upper Plains and the slow service that farmers and country elevators are experiencing.

Speaking to reporters after a Growth Energy event, Vilsack said the conversation took place in Buffett's Omaha office and that Buffett had noted that the BNSF railroad, in which he is a major investor, has made commitments to improve service and the railroad's infrastructure.

Vilsack also told reporters that the Canadian Pacific "needs a little work."

But he said he has ...

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