​​USDA Grain Transportation Report (6/30): BNSF Railway Limits Cargo to California

From June 29 through the end of July, BNSF will limit traffic destined for California.

The railroad said it has experienced significant service challenges due to severe congestion and poor weather, such as high wind events, flash flooding, and heavy rains.

From June 29 to July 5, limited commodities — including grain and grain products — can request a permit for shipment to California.

Shippers must request this permit one week prior to desired shipment date.

After July 5, those specified commodities, along with fertilizers, will no longer need a permit, but all other (non-specified) commodities would need to request a permit to reach California.

Intermodal traffic to California is not affected by the embargo.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) June 30, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.