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Rail transportation challenges impact grain industry

Rail transportation challenges impact grain industry

Think Different Farmers undertake various tasks to meet the challenge of flowing their crop efficiently from field to market. Though on a very different scale, railroads are confronted with a similar logistical challenge. In 2013, U.S. Class 1 railroads hauled 124.5 million tons of grain. 

“Agriculture is one of the most variable parts of our business portfolio because it can change fairly dramatically from year to year,” says Hasan Hyder, Union Pacific’s assistant vice president for grain and grain products.

grain and grain-based shipments
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