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Rail Car Shortage Continues

Rail Car Shortage Continues

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A delegation of state officials was scheduled to travel to Washington last Friday and meet with the Surface Transportation Board about ongoing railroad shipment issues and delays. Airline problems forced the delegation to cancel, and instead hold phone conversations with the federal board. Governor Dennis Daugaard, Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch and Department of Transportation Secretary Darrin Bergquist headed up the group.

 

Despite the intervention of the STB, rail delay issues apparently have not cleared up.

Todd Yeaton is Chair of the South Dakota State Rail Board…

 

Yeaton says higher shipping costs will come back to ag producers as the fall harvest rolls in…

 

Yeaton says other industries will also take the hit as the rail shortage continues…

 

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