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Posted August 01, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Canadian Press)

The federal government hopes new rail transportation rules will speed up deliveries of grain and harvest some goodwill with farmers hard-hit by a shipping bottleneck.

The Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act includes measures that set minimum grain volumes that Canadian National and Canadian Pacific must meet from Aug. 3 to Nov. 29.

The railways are also to provide more information about grain shipments to allow for better monitoring. Read more here.