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U.S. rail regulator tackles railroads over customer complaints

Reuters — The top U.S. rail regulator has asked major railroads for information on service levels before meeting disgruntled shippers and other customers over complaints about service delays and higher costs. In letters to the CEOs of the railroads, dated Friday and posted Monday on the U.S. Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) website, the regulator requested […] Read more

Organic grain firm picks up elevator near border

A Minneapolis startup in the organic grain business has bought a northwestern North Dakota elevator that further expands its southern Prairie catchment. Pipeline Foods — which has hung out its shingle as a buyer of organic, non-GMO wheat, pulses and oats for food and feed — announced Tuesday it has bought a CHS elevator at […] Read more


Viterra buys North Dakota elevator

Prairie grain handler Viterra is expanding its reach in eastern North Dakota with a deal for Gavilon Grain’s elevator at Grand Forks. Regina-based Viterra said Monday it has closed its acquisition of Omaha-based Gavilon’s Grand Forks site for an undisclosed sum, and plans “immediate capital upgrades” for the elevator. The Grand Forks site, which was […] Read more




CP’s Norfolk bid riles U.S. railroads

Chicago | Reuters –– A legal protest by Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) over a meeting among big U.S. railroads about mergers in their industry has highlighted manoeuvring in the sector to cope with a rapid downturn and possible consolidation. Calgary-based CP on Tuesday asked the U.S. Justice Department to look into statements by U.S. railroads, […] Read more


U.S. soy shippers say rail service improved

The U.S. Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) says it’s pleased with recent improvements to rail service, and is giving especially high marks to Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). Last week, the STC and the University of Minnesota concluded the research project “2014 Harvest: Attaching a Garden Hose to a Fire Hydrant,” which was started due to U.S. […] Read more