THE ROLE OF RAILROADS IN HAULING FARM PRODUCTS
Shipments of agricultural products by rail have increased moderately most years since 1954. However, the increases have been primarily in semiperishable products, such as grains. Shipments of most perishables have declined. Revenues from farm products tended to decline over the 1954-69 period. In 1969, revenues from farm products were 87 percent of the 1954 level while tonnages were 107 percent. Lower rates for most agricultural products and the loss of considerable perishable products traffic account for the drop in revenues.
- This article updates a similar article published in the 'Marketing and Transportation Situation," Nov. 1963.
Department of AgricultureEconomic Research Service
Washington, DC United States 20250
- BOLES, P P
- Publication Date: 1971-2
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- Marketing and Transportation Situation
- Publisher: Department of Agriculture
- TRT Terms: Agricultural products; Commodities; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Perishables; Statistics
- Old TRIS Terms: Commodity statistics
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00050063
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Department of Agriculture
- Report/Paper Numbers: MTS-180
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM