Rail Crossings to Mexico Reopened and Exports Important for Holiday Treats

Rail Crossings to Mexico Reopened and Exports Important for Holiday Treats

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reopened the

Eagle Pass and El Paso rail crossings into Mexico.

Ag groups like the National Corn Growers Association, U.S.

Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers were happy with the move but cautioned the agency against making similar decisions in the future.

NCGA President, Harold Wolle says he hopes this serves as a cautionary tale against similar rail shutdowns.

**USDA’s Foreign Ag Service is reminding us that exports are important to those holiday treats we’ve been enjoying recently.

No matter where you baked, those holiday treats were extra sweet and delicious thanks to the high-quality U.S. food ingredients exported around the world.

The U.S. exports almost $269 million worth of flour every year, $240 million worth of butter, $719 million worth of eggs and egg products, and $196 million worth of sugar.

**CNH Industrial launched the world’s first tractor that’s accessible for some 634,000 U.S. farmers and rancher with lower limb disabilities.

The New Holland TL5 was produced in Brazil and developed in partnership with several inclusive mobility companies.

CNH enlisted farmer Fernando Dalmolin, who uses a wheelchair following an incident that left him without the use of his legs, to help develop the New Holland tractor.

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