Mexico’s corn production will grow to 28.5 million tons in 2023 Grupo Milenio

the production corn Mexico will reach 28.5 million tons In 2023, about two million more compared to the previous year, according to estimates Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (issued)Amid efforts to reduce large foreign purchases of grain and a plan to reduce the use of genetically modified grains.

Mexico Mostly produced sorghum, But in recent years it has intensified a campaign to increase the cultivation of yellow corn, which is mainly used to feed livestock, in an effort to reduce the huge imports of this type of grain from the United States.

The country imports about 17 million tons of maize annually from its northern neighbor.

The Ministry of Agriculture later broke down the figures and said that of the expected total production, 24.9 million tons would be sorghum and 3.6 million tons of yellow corn.

The agency attributed the appreciation of A Increase production for fertilizer distribution for small producers.

Mexico is currently locked in a dispute with Canada and the United States, its USMCA partners, over agricultural biotechnology policy, including placing limits on the consumption of genetically modified corn.

At the beginning of June, The United States requested consultations to settle disputes on this subject within the framework of the T-MEC, to which Canada joined shortly after. If these consultations fail to resolve the differences within 75 days, Washington can ask the Dispute Resolution Commission to adjudicate the dispute.

the Minister of Economy, Raquel Buenrostro, This week he will meet in Cancun with USTR Catherine Tay and Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng, who is expected to discuss the corn dispute and energy policies from Mexico.

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