Grain shipments may be backing up due to the fast pace of harvest. Testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee, National Grain and Feed Association President and CEO Randy Gordon said rail carriers may be three-to-four weeks behind in securing cars for shipment to the Pacific Northwest. During the week ending October 17, nearly 26,000 carloads of grain moved by rail. That compares to less than 5,000 cars one year ago.
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