Floodwaters are still challenging rail movement through the Midwest. If there’s no significant recovery soon for the central corridor, this could impact fertilizer. BNSF Railway Director of Marketing for Agricultural Products Greg Guthrie says there’s been additional capacity added to the fertilizer fleet. “There’s been a delay through the whole system,” he says. “We’re monitoring things on a daily basis and we anticipate a push in fertilizer each year. We’re prepared.” Guthrie says the Mississippi River is also a concern right now. “Barges from the Gulf to St. Louis for rail distribution into the Midwest could be challenged. It’s a matter of timing,” Guthrie explains. “We’re conscious it will be a late push and we’re doing what we can to make sure we move effectively.”
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