Ag groups and lawmakers want the White House to step in on the border rail crossing crisis

Two major rail crossings into Mexico remain closed, halting U.S. grain shipments to one of our largest buyers. Border patrol agents closed the crossings due to the influx of migrants, and now lawmakers and ag groups are urging the White House to take action.

U.S. Wheat Associates, along with the National Association of Wheat Growers, have joined their groups asking the crossings be reopened for trade. They sent a letter to the White House saying, “Unfortunately, the crossing closures are causing exports to be lost. Each day the crossings are closed, we estimate almost 1 million bushels of grain exports are potentially lost, along with the export potential for many other agricultural products.”

Senator Marshall also released a statement saying, “Mexico remains one of the U.S.’ top trading partners and the destination for agricultural goods raised and produced in Kansas. Biden’s announcement to close two additional U.S.-Mexico rail crossings will have substantial and noticeable impacts on our state’s family farms and ranches.”