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Press Photo by Katherine Lymn Rail cars sit on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad in Dickinson on Friday. Increased rail traffic has led to delays in service for Amtrak and agriculture.

Railroad delays affecting agriculture

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Along with causing delays or cancellations of Amtrak trains, increased traffic on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is affecting agriculture product movement, like from Dickinson’s Southwest Grain.

The increase in train traffic isn’t just crude by rail — though that is supposed to keep growing, to a projected 90 percent of North Dakota-produced crude being transported by rail next year, according to Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms.

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