Rail transport struggles continue
Rail bottlenecks in the U.S. aren’t improving for those in need of grain in the West, AgWeb reported last week. As of late last week, rail workers were threatening to strike if an agreement wasn’t reached over the weekend.

The labor negotiations, which cover 115,000 workers, according to Reuters, have been in what they call a 30-day cooling off period. Without White House action to preempt a strike, workers could be off the job starting this week.

According to Landus Cooperative, if the situation isn’t resolved quickly, the industry risks the potential for livestock...