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Crop and Car Shipments Set to Halt on US Rail-Strike Threat (2)

Sept. 14, 2022, 7:38 PM

US railroads are poised to stop shipments of farm products and other key goods starting Thursday as the industry braces for a possible labor strike that could cost the world’s biggest economy more than $2 billion a day.

Norfolk Southern Corp. plans to halt unit train shipments of bulk commodities on Thursday ahead of a potential freight strike the following day. The railroad also said it would stop accepting automobiles for transit at its facilities starting Wednesday afternoon. Other freight railroads are likely to follow suit, according to one agriculture group.

“We are hearing several rail carriers are tentatively planning ...