The union that represents more than nine thousand CN and CPKC railway workers is organizing a vote to approve strike action, raising the prospects of a rail work stoppage as early as late May if several deals are not reached before then. Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) will begin voting electronically on… Read More

Canada’s two railways — CN and CPKC — must pay a combined $7.1 million to the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) for exceeding their maximum grain revenue entitlements for the 2022-23 crop year, according to a ruling issued Dec. 22 by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). CN’s grain revenue of $1,079.5 million was $3.46 million… Read More

CN has signed and closed an agreement to acquire Iowa Northern Railway, as of December 6. Iowa Northern operates approximately 275 track miles in Iowa connecting to CN’s U.S. rail network, serving the upper Midwest agricultural and industrial markets, including biofuels and grain. “This transaction represents a meaningful opportunity to support the growth of local… Read More

Both of Canada’s major railways — Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) — have published their annual grain transportation plans, coinciding with the start of 2023-24 crop year on August 1. Federal legislation that was implemented after the grain backlog that occurred ten years ago this fall requires the railways to submit… Read More

Three railways — CN Rail, Union Pacific Railroad and GMXT — are working collaboratively under what they’re calling Falcon Premium intermodal service, a Mexico-US-Canada service with rail connection in Chicago, Illinois. Falcon Premium will directly connect all CN origin points within Canada and Detroit, Michigan, to GMXT terminals in Mexico, namely at Monterrey, Nuevo Leon,… Read More

The Canadian Transportation Agency has issued its ruling on how CN and CP Rail’s profits from transporting Western Canadian grain compared with their regulated maximum grain revenue entitlements for the 2021-2022 crop year. CN’s grain revenue last crop year was reported at $592,208,589 — $3,068,088 above its maximum entitlement, while CP’s grain revenue was $515,508,638… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio. Today’s show is brought to you by UFA Cooperative! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Kevin Grier, of Kevin Grier Market Analysis and Consulting, on food the price inflation blame-game; David Przednowek, CN Rail on the grain movement season to date; and, Hear an excerpt… Read More

CN Rail says October was its best single month ever for grain movement in Western Canada. The company says it moved over 3.23 million metric tonnes from the Prairies, exceeding the previous record set in October 2020 by 50 thousand metric tonnes. “Really from the end of September through the third week of October, we’ve… Read More

Harvest is well underway across western Canada, and already wrapped up in many areas. The beginning of harvest also signals the start of the grain shipping season. David Przednowek, assistant vice president for grain for CN Rail, joined RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner to discuss where grain movement is at from a railway perspective. Despite low carry-in,… Read More

 

Register for a RealAgriculture account to manage your Shortcut menu instead of the default.

Register