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John Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. John Hoeven says BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting.

Hoeven says BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose told him that the railroad "will dedicate additional resources and crews to get fertilizer to North Dakota producers faster."

Increased crude oil and freight shipments largely have been blamed for causing the rail delays.

BNSF has said that rail service has been backlogged due to bad weather.

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