The Fertilizer Institute says rail service disruptions of fertilizer shipments could threaten global food security.
Justin Louchheim, senior director of government affairs, tells Brownfield nutrients may not be delivered if disruptions continue, causing impacts to crop production. “We recognize that there’s a rail service crisis right now. We are respective of the idea that the fact that railroads are going to have to make some potentially challenging decisions.”
He says TFI is supporting a bipartisan letter from 51 Congressman who’re asking the Surface Transportation Board to work with rail carriers to resolve service issues.