Topeka, Parsons, Wichita, Colby, Dodge City, Salina
April 13-14, 2015, Wichita
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STB Order Directing Expanded Rail Service Metrics Reporting by All Class I Carriers
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced Oct. 8 that it will require expanded public reporting of rail service metrics on a weekly basis – including for the first time for nonagricultural products – and extend the reporting requirement to all Class I railroads.
USDA Rules for Emergency/Temp Storage
With the potential for bumper crops exceeding permanent storage capacity in many parts of the country, grain elevator managers are reminded of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rules for the use of temporary and emergency storage. Regulations governing the use of temporary and emergency storage have been embodied in the U.S. Warehouse Act (USWA) Grain and Rice Licensing Agreement entered into with federally licensed grain warehouses, which also applies to licensed grain elevators operating under the Uniform Grain and Rice Storage Agreement (UGRSA) contract with USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation.