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Canada’s Rail Upsets May Stall Much-Needed Grain Shipments

  • ‘We’re very worried,’ about capacity, industry group says
  • Country’s wheat harvest could be third largest on record
Storm Of Century Stalls Canada's Biggest Port, Idles Freight
Photographer: Jimmy Jeong/Bloomberg
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The world desperately needs more grain, and Canada is set to harvest a bumper crop. The only problem is that snags in the country’s railway system may make it difficult to ship. 

Last year, the nation’s two major railways struggled to move Canada’s much smaller 2021 crop amid disruptions from wildfires, floods and extreme weather. This year, the northern nation will likely harvest its third biggest wheat crop on record and 42% more canola