The following news article is from the NAFB News Service:
Last week – the U.S. Surface Transportation Board ordered BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to direct all railcars to make fertilizer deliveries to avoid planting delays this spring. The railroads were ordered to report their delivery plans by last Friday – along with weekly status reports on deliveries for the next six-weeks.
National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says farmers have faced prolonged delays in transporting ag commodities by BNSF and CP – but this decision will ensure timely delivery of much-needed fertilizer for farmers in the upper Midwest. Johnson says it’s a step in the right direction – and he is pleased STB is requiring railroads to report on their fertilizer delivery performance.
Source: NAFB News Service
Posted by Haylie Shipp