CN's Grain Plan
for the 2023-2024 Crop Year

Pulling Together
Collaboration is key to keep things on track

Scorecarding the End-to-End Grain Supply Chain

Enabling The Grain Supply Chain
CN's commitment is to support the growth of the agriculture economy and that means working with our customers to maximize the efficiency of the grain supply chain.


  • Tailored options for customers to secure priority car supplies in advance of harvest season
  • Direct rail access to Canadian grain export facilities in Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Thunder Bay, and St. Lawrence River ports
  • Access to U.S. export terminals on the Gulf Coast, terminals in Duluth and support for delivery of grain/processed grain products to barge loading facilities along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers
  • Access to stuffing facilities that load grain products into containers on the Canadian prairies and at other locations
  • Growing fleet of new generation grain hopper cars that carry a higher payload and add capacity to unit trains
  • Support for private hopper car fleets that expand the capacity of the Western Canadian grain supply chain
Grain Elevators Map
Stay Informed
Get the latest information on CN’s grain movements in Western Canada through our weekly grain supply chain performance reporting and monthly Grain Plan updates. Learn about CN’s plan to deliver for its grain customers and listen to our experts discuss how we get grain to market on our podcasts.



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Helping Our Customers Feed the World
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Essential Resources
We've assembled a toolkit to keep you informed this harvest season. We're all in this together and we want to equip you with all the information you need to work safely and efficiently with CN.

From Farm to Market
Farmers, grain companies, railroads, ports, and steamship lines all have to work together to get grain to market. Read more about how CN and all its partners in the supply chain collaborate everyday to keep grain moving for our customers.
Shipping With CN
CN’s sales team works hand-in-hand with customers to help them reach new markets and grow their business. With 24/7 customer service and a suite of digital tools for managing your shipments, we’ve built a toolkit that works for our customers.
Get in touch with us to learn more.