Rail shipments into Mexico remain at a standstill and it’s putting future sales at risk

Grain movement into Mexico at two of the largest U.S. passes remains at a standstill. It is now day five and market analysts warn future sales are at risk.

Mexico is a top export market for U.S. wheat, and groups like the National Association of Wheat Growers say shipments as far as the Northern Plains are waiting to move, and now they could be at risk.

Another issue is animal feed. The National Grain and Feed Association says Mexican cattle feeders do not carry excess supplies and they could soon be left without grain for their animals.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol say they were forced to close those crossings because of a surge of migrants coming to the U.S. border.