Once a robust market for U.S. sorghum, the U.S. Grains Council says Mexico is back. During the past three months Mexico has purchased $22 million worth of U.S. sorghum. U.S. Grains Council Senior Director Chris Corry says these sales would not have happened without the investments of Council members.
Starting in April, special funding from the Council's sorghum members allowed a series of teams of Mexican importers and buyers to travel to the United States for a firsthand look at U.S. sorghum production and transportation. That opened the door, and since then 89,000 tons of U.S. sorghum has been shipped to Yucatan, Mexico. And the purchase of another 31,000 tons could be made through November.
Arturo Basulto, purchasing manager for feed grains and oilseeds at Inter Industrial in Yucatan, says the Council has provided the connections to grain farmers, agribusiness representatives and the field specialists needed to improve their operations. Basulto adds that this information and assistance is not always available.