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Farm Progress America, January 4, 2023

Max Armstrong explores the issues impacting the nation’s freight rail system.

Max Armstrong reports on the importance of freight railroads to agriculture. The labor matters impacting this industry highlighted challenges faced for the workforce. The industry is also grappling with low morale which feel recent operational changes to do more with less create new challenges. But issues regarding sick leave and attendance policies will be a challenge for the next several months. There’s also a challenge with the quality of rail service, and Max shares insight on that issue.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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