In Minnesota, technological and economic shifts in the grain supply chain have altered the way grain producers and sellers navigate their local freight network.In particular, many producers have been increasing their personal trucking capacity and taking longer trips to intermodal and domestic market options. This logistical reshaping of local grain supply chains pressure transportation officials to reconsider the consequences for road infrastructure and congested freight corridors.

Hence, these maps are an effort to answer the question: “How can we better understand commodity flows for economic development, for freight policy analysis, and transportation infrastructure impacts?”

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