Transportation issues impacting the grain industry

KIMBALL, S.D.(WNAX)- This is the time of year when elevators and other grain loading facilities should be shipping out the final bushels from last years harvest and making room for this year’s crops. Transportation issues are making that difficult.

Todd Yeaton, manager at the Gavillon grain loading facility in Kimball, says railroads all across the region are having a tough time catching up.

Yeaton says at this time of year there is normally a surplus of available train cars and shuttles.

Yeaton says rising fuel costs will also have an impact on grain shipments.

Yeaton is a former Chairman of the State Railroad Board.