About Us

Your Rail Commerce Connection

AgRail is a joint venture of seven Central Illinois country grain elevators who have joined forces to build and operate a high-speed rail-loading terminal located in Bloomington, Illinois.

We have access to two major railroads, the Union Pacific and the Norfolk Southern, which gives us the opportunity to market Central Illinois commodities to domestic destinations and Mexico.  AgRail buys grain from farmers and elevators.  We concentrate on precision and efficiency in order to better serve our customers.

We also perform other trans-loading functions for various products.

Our Mission:

“To provide to our customers and investors a commodity distribution and bulk product transfer organization.”

  • Expanding commodity marketing and production opportunities for our grain customers
  • Developing bulk product transfer business ventures
  • Maximizing efficiencies of our AgRail investors

What is AgRail?

AgRail is a high-speed rail-loading facility built in 1999 by a joint venture of eight Central Illinois country grain elevators.  The facility originates grain by truck and then ships shuttle trains to domestic destinations and Mexico.  We also work with various industries, helping them solve their transportation needs.

From whom does AgRail buy grain?

AgRail buys grain from country elevators and farmers.

What does AgRail have to offer its customers?

AgRail has many things to offer.  Including:

  • Fast dumping – minimal truck lines.
  • Simple, straight forward grain marketing alternatives.
  • Access to cash bids in the format you want – by phone, text or e-mail.
  • Quick payment – either by ACH or check mailed the day after your grain is unloaded.

What is the destination of the rail cars loaded at AgRail?

AgRail ships trains as large as 110 car shuttle trains to markets in Texas, Mexico, Arkansas, Illinois, and various states on the east coast.  Potential buyers of our grain include Pilgrims Pride, Tyson Foods, Wayne Poultry, ConAgra Foods, Cargill, ADM, Tate & Lyle, and numerous other processing and poultry destinations.

How can I sell my grain to AgRail?

Please call AgRail at (309) 828-8600 or (800) 511-3555 and we will set up your account.