A freight train passes by a grain storage building USDA photo by Bob Nichols

Ag feeling pressure of inadequate freight infrastructure

Without a strong goods movement network, agricultural commodities cannot remain competitive in global markets.

The United States has historically had a very strong transportation system. This basic advantage to be able to competitively source and deliver goods and raw materials is slipping as infrastructure maintenance and improvements fall behind, and funding diminishes at the state and federal levels. The inability to support investments in the transport network has resulted in an aging U.S. transportation infrastructure that is unable to keep pace with the growing demands of modern agricultural pro

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