Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Snarled Rail Traffic Affecting Agriculture

Washington--"Surge in Rail Shipments of Oil Sidetracks Other Industries," a Wall Street Journal article published Thursday, detailed how shippers of all kinds of goods are coping with recent delays and losses. Andrew Walmsley, director of congressional relations at the American Farm Bureau Federation, pointed out in the article that continued rail capacity problems could hurt U.S. competitiveness in the world arena.

"Our reliability as a trading partner comes into question anytime we can't provide the most cost-competitive price in a predictable and timely manner," he said.

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