Farmers adapt to life amid oil boom, big harvests
BNSF, which has come under scrutiny this year from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board over late grain deliveries, has told some oil shippers its network can’t accommodate more tank cars.
Wisconsin businesses that produce everything from cheese to gravel are concerned about delays in shipping as railroads divert cars to serve Canada's grain farmers and North Dakota's oil industry.
Rail congestion and large bounties of crops have some worried about grain storage space as South Dakota's harvest gets underway.
Rail companies got a late start on routine maintenance this year, which could create a back-up of trains and long lines at grain elevators.
In October, Versatile built its 100,000th tractor at its Winnipeg, Canada, factory. Also, read facts on the U.S. railway system.