Mexican Sorghum Buyers to Visit Kansas, Texas

A team of Mexican grain importers and feed-millers will tour U.S. sorghum growing areas next week. The team from the National Association of Food Manufacturers for Animal Consumption will make stops in Texas and Kansas, as part of an effort to develop new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with U.S. suppliers. The group of buyers was selected by the U.S. Grains Council and represent key companies representing livestock and livestock feed operations in Mexico. Grains Council CEO Tom Sleight called Mexico a valued trading partner when it comes to sorghum, “in large part to the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement.” Meanwhile, a Sorghum Checkoff spokesperson says the buyers will “leave with a better understanding of U.S. sorghum quality and production.” Mexico accounted for $103 million in exports of U.S. sorghum, equating to 568,000 metric tons, or 22.4 million bushels, during the 2016-2017 marketing year, and is the second largest export market for U.S. sorghum, behind China.