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Farmers fear billion-dollar loss if there’s a train backlog

Manitoba farmers say their bumper crop could be left sitting in storage bins — and they could be out millions — if limited rail capacity prevents it from being shipped to market.

Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, says Manitoba farmers have harvested above-average canola and cereal crops this year, but they worry about another disastrous rail backlog such as the one that occurred three years ago. READ MORE