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  1. Importance of Rail For Moving Grain to MexicoRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2018 | Milling Journal

    According to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, grain and feed accounted for $5.1 billion of the $17.9 billion in agricultural products the U.S. exported to Mexico, in 2016.1 Because of Mexico's proximity to the U.S., through their shared land border, Mexico imports roughly 80 percent of U.S. grain by rail and 20 percent by ocean vessel. It also gives U.S. exporters a competitive advantage over other countries, that must rely exclusively on more distant and expensive ocean shipping, to reach This article looks at average rail rates through time, by origin-destination routes, shipment geography and cost-effective incentives for shipping grain between the two countries.

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