A major union rejected the tentative contract agreement with the railroads, renewing the risk of a rail strike. “It’s not like our rail system was operating full throttle before, but we were hoping to see rail service improve during this difficult time,” said Mike Steenhoek, executive director, Soy Transportation Coalition. “A strike would obviously be a major step backward and halt economic activity.” Steenhoek wants Congress to step in and remove the possibility of a rail strike. “This is something that our economy and agriculture does not need.”
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