Farmers, ag businesses brace for rail delays

Christopher Doering, cdoering@gannett.com

www.desmoinesregister.com/

WASHINGTON – At West Central, a farmer-owned Iowa cooperative that depends heavily on trains to move crops, seed and fertilizer, officials had no reason to believe the 2013 harvest would be different from any other. Railroads told executives they had sufficient crews and engines in place to haul the bumper crop on tens of thousands of miles of steel track across the country. Read On

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