Crops by rail easier this year compared to last year

KIMBALL, S.D.(WNAX)- As harvest looms, it appears moving crops by rail will be less challenging than last year.

Todd Yeaton, manager of the Gavillon Elevator near Kimball, says much of the local harvest may not move very far.

Yeaton says the railroads seem to be in a better position this year.

Yeaton says one problem is that railroads may prefer to move traffic from coastal ports rather than grain trains from the Midwest.

A potential rail strike this week could also pose some problems for rail freight availability.