The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is co-sponsoring a forum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 in Alexandria on the future of agriculture freight in Minnesota. Farmers have faced challenges securing space on rail to move grain and receive inputs such as fertilizer or propane.
The forum, “Envisioning the Future of Agriculture Freight in Minnesota,” is being planned and coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Experts from railroad companies, government agencies and commodity groups will discuss strategies among rail providers and farmers for successfully moving product in the coming years.
The forum is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July 7. More information on the forum can be viewed here.
Eden Valley farmer and past MCGA president Tom Haag will participate in a panel. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson will also be there.
“We’d like to see as many corn farmers attend as possible,” Haag said. “Rail service will play a key role in the future of corn farming, so let’s make sure our voices are head on this important issue.”