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Trucks hauling wheat wait to unload at the Fordville, ND, Co-op Elevator this week. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Rail service shortage continues as farmers get ready for new harvest

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FORDVILLE, N.D.  — Crews at Fordville Cooperative Marketing Association’s elevator loaded a 100-car unit train Sunday.

For the next three days, a constant convoy of farm trucks large and small rolled through town, most of them delivering spring wheat from last year’s harvest that has been stored on farms.


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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email,, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.  
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