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STB Ruling Gives Ag Producers Rail Scheduling Info

Photo by Mervin Hanson

The state’s agricultural industry has been frustrated by the shortage of rail cars available to haul out grain, ethanol, and other ag products, and to haul in materials needed for their operations. Last week the federal Surface Transportation Board ordered railroads to post weekly updates on availability of cars and other data. The Board’s action comes after hearings where South Dakota’s leaders in government and agriculture testified.

To learn more about the Surface Transportation Board order, go to this site:


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