This study describes the grain transportation system in Minnesota, identifying the characteristics and problems of the system. Factors examined include grain production and marketing, grain movement patterns, highway system, railroad system, water transportation, holding and transfer facilities, potential new methods of transporting grain, and comparison of modal characteristics. While traditional shipping patterns are beginning to change and rail line abandonments affect the situation, it is concluded that pipelines and conveyor belts can be of little near- term significance; and truck, rail and water will maintain their importance, having risen to their present position because of their adaptability to the movement of grain. It is noted that data on rate structures, costs and commodity movements are lacking.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota State Planning Agency

    100 Capitol Square Building, 550 Cedar Street
    St. Paul, MN  United States  55101
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM