Rail Disruptions Impacting Ag and Biofuels

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) heard about how agricultural and biofuels producers are being impacted by rail service challenges during a two-day hearing this week.

USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh told the board how rail disruptions are impacting farmers, ranchers and consumers.
STB hearing-USDA Deputy Bronaugh (7:37)

National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) President and CEO Mike Seyfert testified before the board, listing several examples of rail service failures experienced by grain shippers across the country and outlining recommended actions for the STB.
STB hearing-NGFA CEO Seyfert (4:23)

Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified on how disruptions have impacted the biofuels industry, including extreme delays in unit traffic and getting loaded trains offsite.
STB hearing-Chris Bliley, Growth Energy (3:22)