The negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is still in question as to a favorable outcome for United States farmers. Of particular risk: corn exports to Mexico. Our southern neighbor buys the largest amount of corn and corn products of any country.
American corn farmers travelled to Mexico last week to assure its leaders that we have corn to sell. The farmers also tried to read the political mood of a country that has every right to distrust the U.S. following political threats in the 2016 election and actions of the government within the past year.
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hosted the joint mission, which also included a group of leaders visiting South Korea.