NGFA Takes Railroads to Task With STB (UPDATED April 13, 2022)

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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“One NGFA member has spent an additional $3 million on secondary freight in the last month to try and keep animals fed. This is additional freight they should not have to purchase, and this reduces available freight to others and makes the secondary freight market even more expensive. Another example is an NGFA member that had to stop selling feed while it waited on a train that sat loaded at origin for 7 days due to a lack of available rail crews. Many other NGFA members have similar ongoing rail service-related issues.” – NGFA President and CEO Michael J. Seyfert

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) on March 24 sent a letter to Surface Transportation Board Chairman Marty Oberman complaining, on behalf of its members, about what it calls “a network problem affecting entire regions of the country.”

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