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

On this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: David Przednowek, assistant vice president of grain at CN Railway, on the flooding and repair situation in B.C.; Jeff McKinnon, senior vice-president of network development at GoodLeaf Farms, talking about their Calgary, Alta. vertical farming facility; and The top ag news stories of the day…. Read More

We’ve all been watching the situation in British Columbia unravel, as this significant weather event continues to transpire and wreak havoc. Amongst the challenges people are facing in all the areas impacted, are challenges to our transportation system, along the highways and railways. David Przednowek, assistant vice president for grain with CN Rail, joined RealAg… Read More

The numbers show grain movement has started to improve in Western Canada in the last few weeks, but it’s up for debate how much credit should go to the railways for their internal actions; the government for increasing its scrutiny; or, simply the warmer temperatures and the arrival of spring. The rail backlog this winter… Read More

Canada’s two major railways supplied less than half of the hopper cars ordered by grain shippers last week, according to data from the Ag Transport Coalition. The farm group and grain shipper coalition’s weekly report says Canadian National Railway (CN) only supplied 34 percent of cars that were ordered in week 28 of the crop… Read More

 

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