Dealing With The Shortage Of Rail Cars

Posted April 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Agriculture is South Dakota’s number one industry. It generates over $21 billion in annual economic development and employs more than 122,000 South Dakotans.

Some of the success of South Dakota’s agricultural development is owed to the industry’s ability to ship products to and from South Dakota via rail. Rail service allows South Dakota products to enter regional and global markets. When our products are shipped by rail, it saves money for producers and consumers.

Across the state agriculture shippers are experiencing a shortage of rail cars. This shortage is caused by several factors: the cold long winter we have experienced across the Midwest, the influx of traffic to support the Bakken, the record 2013 harvest, and delays caused by construction on the rail system outside the state. 

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    Gov. Dennis Daugaard is extending an invitation to communities across the state to apply to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day.

    Activities for the day will include a main street walk, business tours around town and a social hour. The Governor will also hold a roundtable lunch for community leaders to meet and discuss the needs of the city.

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    Register by April 10 for Health Care Provider CPR classes

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    Served at Miller Housing sites and home delivered meals

    For information, call Wheels & Meals, 853-2869

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