This article has been reprinted from the May 16 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

Next week, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a public hearing on demurrage and accessorial charges (Docket No. EP 754).

Due to the number of parties interested in speaking, the STB has extended the hearing to two days, May 22-23.

For a schedule of speakers and their allotted time, see STB’s May 9 decision.

Comments and filings from interested stakeholders, including USDA, can be viewed online using STB’s search engine (filter Docket to “EP” and type “754” to the right of the dash).

While the hearing will not be livestreamed, it will be recorded, and the video will be made available afterward.

USDA’s comments can also be seen on our website.