BNSF moved a record amount of agricultural shipments in 2016 and 2017, and we are continuing to move record volumes in 2018. This is driven in large part because of PNW exports. Nearly 65 percent of the grain that BNSF carries originates from the upper plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. In 2016 and 2017, more than 330,000 carloads of agricultural products were shipped to Washington, and more than half of those carloads were grain. The Port of Longview, Port of Kalama, Port of Tacoma, Port of Seattle, Port of Vancouver, Port of Portland and Port of Grays Harbor are the primary ports these products are moving through before ultimately arriving in major destinations like China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, India, Viet Nam, Chile and Thailand.
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