Transportation Investment Decisions for Country Elevators

Trainload shipments of grain by elevators substantially reduce their transportation costs. However, many elevators must make investments upgrading their plant before they can ship in trainload movements. In this report, a logit model is developed which considers the investment decision for particular elevators in terms of the physical characteristics of the facility and firm attributes. The results suggest there are considerable differences across elevators in the likelihood of being targeted for investment and shipping grain in trainload movements.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01790158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UGPTI Staff Paper No. 95, SP-95
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2021 3:05PM