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Title:Implications of North American Grain Marketing System for Prairie Transportation and Elevators
Authors:Kimberly Vachal, John Bitzan, and Bridget Baldwin
Publication Date:Oct 1997
Report #:MPC-97-84
Project #:MPC-106
TRID #:00744571
Keywords:deregulation, grain, grain elevators, grasslands, marketing, railroad equipment industry, shipments, short line railroads, unit trains
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications

 

Abstract

The balance of this report will examine the experiences U.S. production agriculture has had with deregulation of the transportation industry. It will highlight the evolution of the procurement segment of grain marketing, concentrating on the wheat origination region, as it is an important export commodity for both the Prairie Provinces in Canada and the Upper Plains region of the U.S. First, an overview of the evolution of the grain procurement infrastructure and transportation industry in the U.S. will be provided. The Canadian system will then be viewed in a context of how it is poised for change.

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