OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S. — ConAgra Mills said on July 27 that it named Union Pacific its Rail Carrier of the Year for its grain product transportation service.

"We work hard to maintain a high standard of quality and efficiency for our customers," said Paul Hammes, Union Pacific vice-president and general manager-agricultural products. "We are honored by this recognition of our efforts from ConAgra Mills and look forward to producing even better results in the coming years."

ConAgra Mills presented the award as part of its second annual Vendor Partner Awards. Union Pacific's selection was based upon the quality of service logs, attention to on-time delivery, how aggressively it aided ConAgra Mills in obtaining new business, and external customer surveys.