Wheat Growers Supports the CN/Kansas City Southern Rail Merger

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to support the proposed merger of the Canadian National and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. The seamless movement of raw and finished goods throughout North America will benefit the Canadian, US and Mexican economies.

Canadian companies that import or export materials or finished goods will all benefit from an expanded market and secure transportation link. “Having all of the transportation hubs connected aids in the timely delivery of goods” said Daryl Fransoo, Chair.

All participants in the North American grain market benefits through enhanced reliability, competition and capacity. Farmers, grain companies and end users will be able to take full advantage of the CUSMA trade agreement, as opportunities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The combined shipping opportunities across all parts of North America, will ensure that Western Canadian grain is able to be moved to all international markets,” closed Fransoo.

About the Wheat Growers:

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole.  The 50th anniversary book, “Warriors For Wheat” is available to purchase online.

For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.

For More Information Contact:

Dave Quist, Executive Director


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