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Railroad closure at U.S.-Mexico border puts some grain shipments on hold

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The president of the National Grain and Feed Association says the closure of a rail passage that connects the U.S. and Mexico is causing some backups for trains hauling exported grain and “there is no timeline for re-opening.”

Mike Seyfert tells Brownfield there are trains in at least six states including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota and Nebraska that are on hold or delayed due to the closure in south Texas.  

“Almost all of the product our NGFA members are shipping into Mexico are going to be used for human or animal food in Mexico or processed and shipped back into the U.S.

Railroad closure at U.S.-Mexico border puts some grain shipments on hold