Rail transportation tanker car

As pipeline constraints continue to build, more crude oil is being delivered by rail, which in the past has harmed our country’s farmers ability to harvest crops and deliver them to consumers.

An average of 718,000 barrels of crude a day traversed America’s railways as of October, the latest data available, an 88% increase from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That compares with a peak average of about 1.1 million barrels in October 2014.