New Podcast Provides Insight into Grain Transportation - Ready for Download

WINNIPEG, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) this week launched "Grain Insight", a radio podcast that provides producers, communities and the agricultural industry with the latest updates on getting grain to market. Radio stations are invited to download these podcasts and share them directly with their audiences.

The podcasts are a two-to-three-minute interview featuring industry guests providing up-to-date information on grain transportation issues.  Listeners will benefit from answers to commonly asked questions, learn about factors that affect how quickly their grain gets to market, and the latest news on grain movement.

The first podcast is available now and focuses on the current state of "Grain on the Move," with guest David Przednowek, CN's director of grain marketing.

"We're trying hard to better understand the needs our customers, the grain companies, as well as our customers' customers – the producers," said Doug MacDonald, CN vice-president of bulk.  "Getting grain to market quickly and efficiently is key to profitability for farmers. Collectively, the better we all understand each component of the grain supply chain, the better positioned Canada is to compete in the global grain market. When our customers win, we win."

CN created the podcast to get timely information to farmers. We hope that by providing this broadcast-ready information, it will help radio stations meet the needs of their listeners in the agriculture community.

To download or listen to Grain Insight, visit cn.ca/grain or find it on iTunes and subscribe today to receive every episode as soon as it's published.

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company's website at www.cn.ca.

SOURCE CN

For further information: Media: Kate Fenske, Manager, Media and Community Relations, 204-934-8388 (office), 204-291-0050 (cell)

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