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Transportation Outlook - 3
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Feb 5, 2015 06:39 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- While railway companies struggled to get more grain from farms to port, they weren't the only ones that contributed to the problems hitting transportation last year.

Farmers will watch closely this year what happens with the rivers, ports, labor disputes -- and Mother Nature.

Mother Nature wasn't kind to shippers on the Great Lakes last spring and significantly delayed the start of the grain shipping season. Normally, the season begins March 22, although many shippers wait a week or so to get started. In 2014, the season did not begin until well into April, said Ron Johnson, ...

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