Experts: National Grain Prices Weak

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WESLACO – Agricultural experts in the Rio Grande Valley are calling national grain prices weak.

Brad Cowan with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension says low grain prices are due to a strong corn crop across the U.S.

He says even though grain sorghum prices are taking a back seat to corn right now, it’s a crop that is still valued.

“There’ll be more corn planted now that we got a little bit of rain recently,” he explains. “There’ll be some sesame planted, but we need sorghum. It’s a super rotation for a lot of our crops and there’ll still be a lot of grain sorghum planted.”

Cowan says Valley growers looking ahead to the summer harvest are planting those crops now.


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