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Indiana Grain Marketing

Indiana is home to 5,168 miles of railroads used to transport grain and other goods. Of the 51 million bushels of soybean shipped out of state, 65% were shipped by rail.


Rail Infrastructure Affects Farmer Bottom Line


Poorly maintained rail lines cannot handle heavy traffic, causing detours, delays and other inefficiencies that increase the cost per mile to haul freight. These additional costs travel down the soybean supply chain all the way to the farmer.

 

STC Study: Agriculture and Railroads - Soybean Transportation Coalition funded this study that looks at the current national freight system and assesses its capacity to support economic growth in agriculture and the rest of the economy. The press release and full report are available. (December 2012)
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