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Farmers once again railing against slow grain movement

Farmers once again railing against slow grain movement

Slow grain movement this winter is bringing back bad memories for many

Reading Time: 5 minutes Despite recent improvements to rail transportation in Canada, farmers are still forced to rely on a largely unreliable system. “Rail is the backbone of the economy, but it’s also the Achilles heel,” said Mark Hemmes, president of Quorum Corporation. The 2016-17 crop year was one for the books. Despite a slow start, the system set […] Read more

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Alberta grain elevators close to capacity, harvest yet complete

As Alberta elevators near 85 per cent of working capacity, concerns remain for a harvest not yet over

Reading Time: 3 minutes As harvest starts to wrap up in some areas of the province, producers can expect their grain to move a little quicker than it did following last year’s record harvest. But they’re not out of the woods yet. “Alberta’s starting to fill up again,” Mark Hemmes, president of Quorum Corporation, said in an Oct. 2 […] Read more