Railroad Delays Interrupt Field Work
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:51 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers are getting frustrated. Not only are they unable to empty their grain bins due to delayed railcar placements, but they are also concerned that rail delays will limit their ability to get fertilizer for spring field work.

"The rail problem is having a huge effect on us," said Dave Kjelstrup, who farms in the Underwood, N.D., area. "Urea cost is high because of transportation; in fact, some suppliers are telling their pre-paid customers they can't deliver the fertilizer. Thankfully, we have ours in bins on the farm."

Moving grain is still a problem, according to Kjelstrup. ...

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