Aug 16, 2017 07:00 AM
Whether it’s loaded and driven, or rolls out by rail, U.S. grains are pouring out of our country and heading for end users in Mexico.
“We use raw material [such as] corn, sorghum, wheat and fiber-like cotton seed hulls to make feed for livestock,” said Ricardo Elizondo, owner of Forrajera Elizondo, a family-run feed mill in Monterrey, Mexico.
This family-run feed mill said the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) helped make that grain, and in turn their feed competitive. Today, they’re bagging or selling roughly 50 million metric tons of corn and sorghum every year. They’d like to buy more.