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Trains for grains scarce on the U.S. Plains

(Source: Reuters, May 14, 2014)

NEW YORK In the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers, the U.S. rail system long has served as the lone, dependable way for farms to move grain hundreds of miles to reach ports and sell around the world. Not any more. Farmers in North and South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota are holding the largest grain stocks in years after months of worsening delays that crippled the backbone of the U.S. farm transportation system.

Full story: Reuters

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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