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The Western Producer: Railway system called well balanced

January 29, 2024 — 

Farmers might not realize it, but they’re in a Goldilocks situation with rail transportation.

According to University of Manitoba agricultural economist Derek Brewin, the 2018 “tweak” to the rate cap on grain has led to good service as well as increased investments by railways and elevator companies.

“The farmer is getting fairly well served,” said Brewin in an interview following his presentation entitled Grain Rail Transportation: Are We On The Right Track?

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