Mexican Drought May Increase Demand for U.S. Feed Grains

Mexico is experiencing its worst drought in 70 years – according to Mexico Rural Development Under Secretary Ignacia Rivera – who predicts it will lower corn production to 780-million bushels – compared to 830-million bushels in the 2010-2011 year. Mexico already is the second-largest customer for U.S. feed grain exports and a leading buyer of DDGS – and current grain shortages could push Mexico’s imports of above 374-million bushes and sorghum above 118-million bushels. Crop losses most likely will create more demand for U.S. exports – but livestock losses due to the drought could potentially offset those losses. Already 60-thousand cattle have died. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.