With the harvest just weeks away, rail officials are trying to line uphopper cars to move grain. The division superintendant of the I-&-M Railinkin Mason City, Steve Norton, says he is preparing for an extra-large grainrush. Norton says manner farmers still have stored corn from last year tomove.Norton says he has ordered an extra 500 cars for this year’s harvest. Hesays more grain heading to the east has also tied up rail cars.He says farmers need to plan ahead and be patient.Norton says the break up of the Conrail system could also impact themovement of grain this fall.
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