Rail Delays Impeding Crop Shipments

The projected record harvest of corn and soybeans isn’t only putting a damper on crop prices, but it’s also putting a crimp in the railroads’ efforts to get it shipped in a timely manner. Increased movement of grain represents the biggest commodity increase in rail traffic so far this year, up about 15% to 878,824 carloadings, according to American Assn. of Railroads.

Nonetheless, on November 9, the Wall Street Journal reported that the worst rail…

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