USDA Grain Transportation Report (12/08): USDA Secretary Thanks Congress For Preventing Rail Crisis

According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, in a December 2 press release, the USDA Secretary thanked Congress “for taking swift action to prevent a potentially crippling national rail shutdown.”

A bill adopting the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and carriers was passed by Congress on December 1 and signed into law by the President on December 2.

With the legislation’s passage, USDA’s Secretary noted, “U.S. farmers and ranchers, as well as American consumers, can breathe a sigh of relief that the trains will stay on track to deliver food, inputs, raw materials, and other essential items across the Nation.”

He also affirmed the Administration’s ongoing commitment to making “progress on fostering economic growth, strengthening supply chains, and supporting workers who deserve protections in the workplace.”