ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ALTERNATIVE GRAIN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. A NORTHWEST MISSOURI CASE STUDY

This research was to determine a grain distribution system which would yield the highest net return to producers and marketers in northwestern Missouri. Report describes the existing grain marketing system; develops costs for storing, conditioning and transporting grain in terms of investment, operation and maintenance; identifies transportation rates and costs for each mode; develops projections to 1985 for grain production and consumption; analyzes a series of rail-based transportation/storage alternatives that are feasible; selects those alternatives that minimize costs; and discusses the implications for farmers, communities, transportation agencies and public policy makers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Missouri, Rolla

    Agriculture Experiment Station
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409
  • Authors:
    • Salomone, D
    • Moser, D E
    • Headley, J C
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Bulletin 1019
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM