Re: When is the grain rush?


Tim O'Connor
 

Not all wheat is the same, so that would affect traffic flows quite
a bit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_taxonomy

The shortest flour haul I know is from Ayer MA to Lowell MA -- from
a flour mill that receives western US wheat to Prince (or what used
to be Prince now has a new owner). The distance is about 20 miles.

Tim O'Connor

True, but at the beginning of the 1890s Dakota wheat came into
large-scale production, at prices no one else in the United States or
for that matter in the world could compete with. Shipments from
California to Europe or even to the eastern U.S. ended rather quickly,
and the Central Valley was soon given over to different crops
altogether.
This thread, of course, was about a much later period.
Tony Thompson

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