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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE, THREATENS FERTILIZER SHIPMENTS
by Jenna Hoffman, AgWeb.com

Last week, roughly 3,000 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP Rail) workers voted 96.7% in favor of going on strike starting March 16 if a collective bargaining agreement is not penned, according to CP Teamsters.

CP Rail halts would mean trouble for agricultural stakeholders like Nutrien, who has spoken out against the planned strike.

"Nutrien relies on rail and a CP Teamsters strike could impact our ability to move potash, nitrogen, and crop inputs to our retail locations across Canada ahead of the upcoming spring application season, potentially reducing crop yields later in the year," the company says. "The global food supply is already stretched and cannot afford further negative impacts at this time."

The company has since urged the Canadian government to intervene before another "transportation crisis" arises.

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