New Shuttle Loading Facility in West Central Wisconsin

This article is taken from the January 4, 2024 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

On December 14, ALCIVIA, an agricultural and energy cooperative, announced plans to construct a new shuttle-loading facility on the BNSF Railway track in Hager City, WI. Sited on the Mississippi River about 50 miles southeast of Minneapolis, MN, the new facility will store up to 3.9 million bushels of grain and will move grain through three dump pits at a combined handling speed of 60,000 bushels per hour. Besides this grain-handling infrastructure, the facility will also include a two-bay loading terminal for liquid fertilizer and a dry fertilizer transload.

Construction of the new Hager City, WI, facility is expected to start later this winter, and the project is scheduled for completion in March 2025. ALCIVIA has two other shuttle loading facilities—one in Fall River, WI (on a CPKC line), and another in Evansville, WI (on a Union Pacific line).