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Grains and Feed

Grain and Feed

At BNSF Railway, we know what drives us. The American farmer. Since 1854, BNSF has partnered with farmers to make sure wholesome grain makes its way from America’s heartland to dinner tables around the globe.

Meeting the diverse needs of our agricultural customers is at the core of what we do and has enabled us to become the largest grain-hauling railroad in North America. Whether your shipment is large or small, we have a solution for you.

From producer to exporter, feeder mill or processor, we serve all segments of the market, directly or in conjunction with our many partners. Bottom line, we’re dedicated to the agricultural business and to the farmers who have helped us grow from the very beginning.

Browse the tabs below for more details on shipping grains and feed with BNSF.

Ag News Updates 

Ag Service Advisories - View Shuttle Trips Per Month, Podcasts and other items of interest.

Agricultural Products Rates and Prices

Ag Products has several rate publications, most of which are available on-line and listed below. Each publication represents the prices for different commodities and equipment types.

Grain & Grain Products
Other Commodities

Carload Shipping Advisor tool 

BNSF Elevator Directory

Need to download or browse the list of elevators? Click here

Need help navigating the map? Click here

For information on shipping to/from a new facility, a facility that has changed ownership, contact our Economic Development Team

Not Rail Served?

For help in establishing, expanding or relocating your next site, please contact:

Name Contact
Tel: 817-867-6522
Covered Hopper

Car Programs

BNSF offers three ways to reserve general fleet covered hopper cars: the market-based COT reservation program, Pulse Cots, or our Lottery. Cars can be reserved as single cars, 24-car units or 110-car DET/shuttles.

Login to Car Programs to Participate 

Select a group to find the contact information you need.

Agricultural Marketing

Area Contact
Group Vice President John H. Miller
Tel: 817-867-6800
Fax: 817-352-7932
Administrative Assistant Melanie Lara
Tel: 817-867-6825
Fax: 817-352-7932
General Director
(Wheat and flour)
Barbara Haertling
Tel: 817-867-6305
Fax: 817-352-7934
Director, Wheat Mark Summers
Tel: 817-867-6717
Fax: 817-352-7934
Manager, Wheat
(Southern wheat)
Dennis Bell
Tel: 817-867-6702
Fax: 817-352-7934
Marketing Manager
(Barley, malt, oats and wheat flour)
Ted Rowland
Tel: 817-867-0661
Fax: 817-352-7934
Assistant Marketing Manager, Specialty Grain & Wheat
(White wheat, market assist with other wheat)
Alexis Nguyen
Tel: 817-867-6542
Fax: 817-352-7934
Manager, Northern Wheat Freight
(Northern wheat)
Lindsay Strappazon
Tel: 817-867-0654
Fax: 817-352-7934
General Director, Corn Products & Oilseeds
(Sugar, sweeteners, oils, feed)
Anne Erickson
Tel: 817-867-6730
Fax: 817-352-7934
Director, Corn & Feed / Oilseeds
Robert Keller
Tel: 817-867-6340
Fax: 817-352-7934
Marketing Manager
(Feed grains and oilseeds)
Katie Hofmann
Tel: 817-867-0846
Fax: 817-352-7934
Marketing Manager
Darrell Faircloth
Tel: 817-867-0745
Fax: 817-352-7934
Marketing Manager
(Feed grains and oilseeds)
Brandon Mortensen
Tel: 817-867-6729
Fax: 817-352-7934
Marketing Manager
(Oils and meals, cottonseed)
Pat Collins
Tel: 817-867-6712
Fax: 817-352-7934
General Director, Fertilizer, Ethanol & Sweeteners Brandon Unterbrink
Tel: 817-867-6626
Fax: 817-352-7934
Director, Ethanol and Bulk Foods Keeley Bliss
Tel: 817-867-6304
Fax: 817-352-7934
Marketing Manager, Sweeteners
(Corn syrup, starches, sorbitol, sugar, molasses, tallow and tankage)
Nathan Morton
Tel: 817-867-6530
Fax: 817-352-7934
Area Contact
Director Greg Guthrie
Tel: 360-418-6404
Cell: 503-880-4860
Manager Market Support (Nebraska, N. Dakota, S. Dakota) Jon Long
Tel: 701-280-7419
Cell: 701-730-6794
Manager Market Support (Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas) Mignon Lambley
Tel: 817-867-6705
Cell: 580-461-1325
Manager Market Support (Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin) Steve Milligan
Tel: 763-782-3104
Cell: 763-203-4869
Fax: 763-782-3036
Manager Market Support (Montana, Wyoming) Maia LaSalle
Tel: 406-265-0215
Cell: 406-399-0330
Director Mexico Business Unit Victor Valdes
Tel: 817-867-6060
Cell: 817-313-5737
Manager Market Support
(Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington)
Roger Hsieh
Tel: 360-418-6271
Cell: 713-857-8661
Customer Tools

Our new Customized Rate Profile tool enables you to create, save and run rate reports for the commodities you ship the most and the shipping lanes you most frequently use.

Also, all customers now have to log in to access pricing tools and information. If you do not have your login ID, please register on bnsf.com using our new expedited registration process. Once registered, you will have instant access to pricing information

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