Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler is hoping to see the railway bottleneck issue resolved soon.
Eichler says he was hoping that Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, would have been passed by now. The bill is currently under review by the Senate. Eichler notes he has written to the Senate to share his concerns on the matter.
He talked about how poor performance by the railways is affecting farmers.
"It's about the uncertainty about what the market looks like," commented Eichler. "How do you do a business plan if you're not sure how much grain you're going to able to get out?...We don't know what the year's going to bring either, crop wise, but we're positive that we'll be able to get this grain out to market sooner than later and be able to capture on that good crop that we had last year."
Source : Steinbachonline