If you guys have some spare rail cars, maybe we can make a deal:
Across the country, from grain elevator to grain elevator, golden wheat and corn are piled in towering mounds, waiting for a rail car to haul them to market.
Some grain can sit for a month or more on the ground, exposed to wind, rain and rats.
It's the dark side of the booming global demand for U.S. corn, wheat and soybeans. The surge in exports is revealing inefficiencies in the country's railways, highways and rivers that carry the grain that helps feed the world. And those bottlenecks are costing farmers, shippers and ultimately consumers millions of dollars a year.http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chr ... 63466.html