Agriculture leaders are hoping the class one railroads and their employees can avert a national strike before September 15th.
Mike Steenhoek is with the U.S. Soy Transportation Coalition. He tells Brownfield, “Having a work stoppage whether it’s temporary or, certainly, lengthy would be very hurtful at this time of the year, at this juncture. We encourage both parties to come to a resolution that benefits both parties. We think that’s definitely possible.”
Tom Bressner with the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association says a railroad strike would have a big impact on agriculture, starting with western livestock operations.