The cost of oats is going up, and a big reason is because it's difficult getting a rail shipment of oats from Canada.
Canadian railroads are concentrating on shipping oil, hurting the grain trade, said Bob Zalenka, executive director of the Minnesota Feed and Grain Association.
"Well I'm just concerned about grain being less of a priority for the railroads in terms of movement," said Zalenka.
There's no clear indication that the rail situation in Canada will improve anytime soon, he said.
A spokesperson for General Mills said the company has the oats it needs to operate. The price of oats was at record levels this week.