Grain trains delayed by weather, construction, oil

Allison Roberts News

Montana farmers are struggling to get their wheat to Pacific ports, as weather, construction and traffic take a toll on grain trains.

Wheat has been slow to move to the Pacific Northwest for several months and there is now talk of the 2013 crop still being shipped when this year’s harvest begins in late July. That’s not good news for Montana’s wheat economy, which has had annual sales exceeding $1 billion for five of the last six years. A glut created by wheat stuck at the elevator would push prices down.

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