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Grain Car Blacklog Slowly Improves, CP Rail Still Behind

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The clogged rail system has been an on-going problem in North Dakota, and while some farmers are seeing improvements, others say it's costing them millions.

Today, the BNSF Railway reported that the backlog in grain shipments improved from an average of 19 days late to around 10 days since last week.
But Canadian Pacific rail cars are still about 12 and half weeks late, which is creating problems for grain elevator companies with the late harvest starting and their facilities already full.

The general manager of Bottineau Farmers Elevator, Wayne Johnson, says it's shipments on BNSF are on time, but the CP back-up is still a cause for concern.

"The worst part is the CP rail is way behind. Those elevators that are located on the CP rail, those producers are going to probably try and go to other elevators that are on the BNSF," says Johnson.


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