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

Approximately 750 signal and communications employees with CN Rail have gone on strike, as of June 18. The railway says the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers rejected its final offer, which included a 10 per cent increase in wages over three years. “While we are disappointed in the current situation, we remain… Read More

CN Rail says it has received 72-hour strike notice from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents around 750 signal and communications employees who work for the railway. Union members could go on strike as soon as 11AM eastern on June 18. “CN has negotiated with the union in good faith and will continue… Read More

The 2.5 day shutdown of CP Rail’s network last month was a sharp reminder why rail service, especially for agricultural commodities, should be deemed essential. Although the strike/lockout only lasted from a Sunday to a Tuesday, it caused weeks, even months, of disruption in already-stressed supply chains that rely on trains. The entire system was… Read More

Railway performance has been subpar for several weeks when measured by rail car fulfillment for the grain industry. For Week 29 of the marketing year (mid-February) fulfillment hovered below 45 per cent. There’s no denying the numbers, but the context of those numbers bears digging in to, says David¬†Przednowek, assistant vice president of grain for… Read More

It is somehow WEDNESDAY already! Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. You’ll hear: David Przednowek of CN Rail, on the performance of the railways, and the why’s behind some of the numbers when it comes to rail cars; Robert Gobeil of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), on Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, and… Read More

Canadian National Railway (CN) has entered into a resolution agreement with CIFF Capital and TCI (collectively known as TCI), and has named its new president and CEO. Tracy Robinson will serve as president, CEO,¬† and as a member of its board of directors, effective February 28, 2022. This appointment follows the previously announced retirement of… Read More

 

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