Canada Requests Corn Talks with Mexico and Helios' Supply Chain AI
**Canada requested talks with Mexico regarding its decree banning biotech corn imports.
The request came under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, just like the request from the United States.
Canada is not a major exporter of corn to Mexico, but is concerned about Mexico putting prohibitions on biotech ag products, according to Bloomberg.
Canada also raised concerns regarding Mexico’s lack of respect for trade regulations agreed to within USMCA.
**U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers are disappointed that the Surface Transportation Board approved the merger of the Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern Railroad.
They believe the STB has given a green light to rail consolidation without regard for the consequences on agricultural shippers from a lack of competition in the U.S. rail sector.
USW President Vince Peterson says, “U.S. rail consolidation has led to poorer, not improved, service for agricultural shippers.”
**Helios (HE-lee-ohs) Artificial Intelligence launched the open beta of its platform that will identify agricultural supply chain disruptions ahead of time.
The company’s founder and CEO says they’ve created a one-stop platform for agricultural importers to understand the risks to their supply chain and get ahead of their competitors.
The AI platform will eventually predict supply availability ahead of a company’s competitors and find alternative suppliers before they do.