WP reporter wins award for grain transportation coverage

WP reporter Brian Cross had an excellent showing in the 2014 North American Agricultural Journalists’ awards, placing second in the “series” category.

Cross received the award for his in-depth coverage of the grain transportation woes faced by the industry last year.

Grain transportation, including the rail network that takes grain to ports, is one of the beats Cross covers at The Western Producer.

Cross is among a number of veteran reporters at The Western Producer who provide in-depth and investigative ag journalism unmatched by any other news service in Canada.

Here is a list of some of the stories that helped Cross win his prestigious award:

Clogged: Canada’s grain transportation system isn’t working. What now?

Producer car shipments gain popularity

Clogged: slow rail service causes port delays

Clogged: logistics leave farmers in the cold

Are transportation woes linked to the end of CWB’s single desk?

Clogged: Bigger crops will increase pressure to solve rail problems

 14 issues to consider to solve the grain movement crisis

Switching from trains to trucks

You can follow Brian Cross on twitter: @Brian_D_Cross

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