WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congestion and wait times in moving U.S. agricultural products reduce efficiency and result in increased export costs and decreased prices paid to farmers, according to a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).
According to researchers some of this delay cost could be avoided with a better infrastructure. David Ellis, National Grain and Feed Assoc. (NGFA) senior research scientist, said during a July 9 webinar, “We can take some of that delay away, which makes these products more competitive in an international market. We never talk about what the cost is of doing nothing.”