Real Facts on Grain Transportation

June 9, 2015

Agriculture can grow the Canadian economy, but rail service must respond to market demand.

Canada’s grain, oilseed and special crop farmers critically rely on rail transportation. Every order for a grain hopper car counts. In a complex supply chain, spanning an average of 1,520 kilometres, the ability of the railways to get agricultural products to an export position is crucial to every player in the value chain – especially to the farmer.

CCGA and four other agriculture groups develped a rail service information fact sheet, covering topics such as:

  • The real farm impact of inconsistent rail service
  • Agriculture’s reliance on the rail system for exports, farm profitability and economic growth
  • The challenges of shipping grain to our closest southern customers
  • Dispelling myths about the Maximum Revenue Entitlement (MRE)

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