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MEXICAN TRADE RELATIONS

MEXICO IS
ALSO A major
consumer of
US sorghum.
As for white corn, what is not
used for human consumption is sold
to the animal agriculture market.

Lagging sorghum imports
Though it grows 4 million metric tons of sorghum domestically,
Mexico is also a major consumer of
U.S. sorghum. However, in recent
years, the situation changed when
China entered the global market

Quality sorghum, but lower production
U.S. sorghum production in 2016 was 11.7 million metric tons, a
23 percent decrease compared with the 2015 crop year. The U.S.
is the largest sorghum exporter, with approximately 73.6 percent
of world exports in the 2016-17 marketing year. Source: USGC

due to soaring corn prices. The
Chinese are willing to pay more
for sorghum than Mexico, so that
has affected Mexican imports,
LeGrand explains.
"But, for every metric ton of
sorghum that Mexico does not im-

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port, it imports one metric ton of
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Feed Management - March/April 2017

Feed Management - March/April 2017
Contents
In the Mix
Happenings
100TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES: Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
4 feed formulation software trends shaping animal nutrition
Feed phytogenic market growth shaped by global views
US grains benefit from strong Mexican trade relations
5 advanced feed formulation secrets about minerals
Fiber-degrading enzymes increase dairy cow milk production
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Feed Management - March/April 2017 - Cover2
Feed Management - March/April 2017 - BI1
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Feed Management - March/April 2017 - Contents
Feed Management - March/April 2017 - 2
Feed Management - March/April 2017 - In the Mix
Feed Management - March/April 2017 - Happenings
Feed Management - March/April 2017 - 5
Feed Management - March/April 2017 - 100TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES: Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
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Feed Management - March/April 2017 - 8
Feed Management - March/April 2017 - 9
Feed Management - March/April 2017 - 4 feed formulation software trends shaping animal nutrition
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Feed Management - March/April 2017 - Feed phytogenic market growth shaped by global views
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