Farmers in the Australian state Victoria are forced to use more costly road transport after the closure of grain freight operations by Pacific National.
Geoff Nalder from the Victorian Farmers Federation says farmers will have
to turn to road transport. He is blaming a lack of state government investment
in rail infrastructure.
“Those businesses operating grain haulage on rail
are just so handicapped by the poor state of the underwheel infrastructure that
it’s a non profit making operation for them,” he says.
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