​​​USDA Grain Transportation Report (7/14): ​Surface Transportation Board Directs Union Pacific to Keep Delivering Trains to Foster Farms

On July 1, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) directed Union Pacific (UP) railroad to continue carrying out specific service commitments to Foster Poultry Farms (Foster Farms).

In June, Foster Farms petitioned STB for an emergency service order because of significant deterioration in rail service from UP.

STB agreed with the petition and directed UP to perform on service commitments for certain unit trains of corn to Foster Farms’ facilities in California.

Grain and feed shippers have had to deal with poor rail service throughout this year, and emergency service orders from STB could be a way for some of those shippers to obtain relief.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) July 14, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.