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Transportation of U.S. Grains: A Modal Share Analysis

  • 01
  • Jul
  • 1992
AUTHOR: Jerry D. Norton, Paul J. Bertels, Freeman K. Buxton
OFFICE: RPD
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Grain Transportation, Grain Movements, Rail Transport
ABSTRACT: The analysis of movements of grain by mode of transport provides important information about changes in the competitiveness and relative efficiencies between the modes. The goal of this analysis was to estimate the tonnages of grain railed, barged, and trucked using secondary data sources. The types of grains identified were corn, wheat, soybeans, sorghum, barley and rye, and oats. The types of movements identified were those to domestic markets and those to ports for export.

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