A SOUTH DAKOTA TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM
Dependable long distance transportation is vital to the South Dakota economy because most agricultural production is shipped out of state, while most farm supplies are shipped into the state from distant manufacturing or production areas. However, farmers and agri-business firms in South Dakota and other states periodically suffer from problems caused by inadequate transportation services. For example, the findings of a recent Iowa study indicated that country elevators in that state lost over $2.3 million in 1969 because of substandard rail service and lack of railroad equipment. The present article reviews freight car service problems and discusses some proposals for improving car supply.
- To purchase copies of this document, write in care of Dr. W.F. Payne. Reprint of article from South Dakota Farm & Home Research, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 1973, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. 57006.
South Dakota State University, BrookingsDepartment of Economics
Brookings, SD USA 57006
- Lorenz, F
- Payne, W
- Rudel, R
- Publication Date: 1973-3
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Car supply (Railroads); Freight traffic
- Geographic Terms: South Dakota
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00050090
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: South Dakota State University, Brookings
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 24 1976 12:00AM