Corn industry leaders visited Mexico last week to reinsure the importance of trade. The National Corn Growers and the U.S. Grains Council hosted the joint mission, which also included a group of leaders visiting South Korea. NCGA President Kevin Skunes was part of the group that traveled to Mexico.
The group met with agriculture officials, grain association representatives and top buyers of U.S. grain products. The discussion focused on the North American Free Trade Agreement, currently under renegotiation. Skunes says Mexico wants to continue trade with the United States.
In the 2016-2017 marketing year, Mexico was the largest customer for U.S. corn and corn products. U.S. Grains Council vice chairman Jim Stitzlein says Mexico is a vital trade partner for the United States.
The Grains Council and NCGA continue to engage with Mexico in a dialogue on trade.
Other members of the joint mission that traveled to South Korea spoke with government and industry leaders regarding trade, and celebrated 45 years of dialogue between Korea and the U.S. Grains Council.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.