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Virginia’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has hired a consultant to promote the commonwealth’s agricultural products in India.

Atul Khana, founder and president of New Delhi-based i2iConsulting, will work with the department and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore to expand Virginia’s exports to India.  In 2010, Virginia’s agricultural exports to India were valued at $3.2 million. 

“Although the combined value of Virginia’s agricultural exports recently reached an all-time high and continue to grow, developing new customers for our export products will ensure that agriculture and forestry remain Virginia’s top industries and help grow our economy in the future,” Haymore said in a statement.

Khana specializes in importing and promoting agricultural products and is also a specialist in global cold chain logistics.

Gov. Bob McDonnell is currently on a two-week trade mission to Israel and India.

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