22-01-2014 01:41 AM | Canada

Farmers frustrated as grain stuck in railway bottleneck

Alberta farmers are getting increasingly frustrated with a transport bottleneck that is preventing them from getting last year's bumper crop to market.

The issue is high on the agenda as the Alberta Federation of Agriculture meets in Banff this week. The rail lines are so clogged that it’s starting to trigger a drop in grain prices, said farmer Humphrey Banack.

"It's already weighing on producers' minds, like, if we can't move our crop out of the bins for this year, where do we put the crop that comes in in August and September in the coming year?"
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