Soy group applauds Biden’s call for action against rail strike

Soy group applauds Biden’s call for action against rail strike

An agricultural group is applauding the Biden Administration for calling on Congress to stop a likely railroad strike.  Mike Steenhoek with the U.S. Soy Transportation Coalition says even the threat of a strike will halt the economic activity, and certain products like fertilizer would stop moving up to a week before the strike begins. “If it takes X many days for a round-trip journey to occur, and if that time period exceeds the amount of time between the current day and that potential railroad strike, you’re not going to deploy, whether it’s the shipper or whether it’s the railroad, you’re not going to deploy that delivery.”

Mike Steenhoek

President Biden issued a statement Monday saying Congress should immediately adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators without any modifications or delay to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown. 

    

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