Transportation, specifically the Ports-to-Plains Corridor, is the focus of this Farm Journal article that looks at its relationship to agriculture trade includes comments by Texas Wheat Producers, U.S. Wheat Associates and Bowman County Development Corporation in addition to Ports-to-Plains staff across the corridor.
With all the growing pains, Klewin sees a silver lining: “Our agricultural trade has more than doubled to both Canada and Mexico. We can’t sit here and eat each other’s hamburger—it has to be shipped somewhere.”
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December 4, 2012
Any farmer from a rural western town knows a thing or two about self-reliance and hope. The endless sweeping vistas are a simple reminder that it’s a long way to a market.
A general lack of opportunity forces many to search for sunshine on their shoulders in other parts of the U.S., but that is starting to change. The wild west is getting restless again on the coat tails of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the energy boom and a consensus in Washington that we need to address our nation’s aging infrastructure…