Virginia Farm Exports Set Record
Governor McDonnell says Virginia Farm exports set another record last year that puts us in the top ten states in the country.
Virginia farm exports are up 28% in two years, selling a wide diversity of products to an equally diverse group of countries. Among the top ten…
Haymore: Canada, China, the Netherlands, Morocco, Indonesia, Turkey, Switzerland, Malaysia, and Germany.
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore.
Haymore: Agriculture is about $55 billion in annual revenue to the State. Forestry generates about $24 billion annually. So you put those together, you’re right at $80 billion annually.
It is the state’s biggest business, employing some half-a-million people . Top export products were soybeans, wheat, corn, barley, leaf tobacco, wood products, meat and poultry…to counties like Canada, China, Morocco, Indonesia, Turkey and Switzerland. Both the Governor and the Secretary attended a trade conference in Norfolk yesterday where the new figures were announced.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE news.