Virginia’s agricultural and forestry exports reach new record

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Virginia’s agricultural and forestry exports reached an all-time high in 2013, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today during the Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade in Richmond.

Agricultural and forestry products shipped from the commonwealth surpassed $2.85 billion in 2013, an increase of eight percent from the previous record in 2012.

Agricultural exports have grown by approximately 27 percent since 2010, according to a news release by Gov. McAuliffe’s office.

The top agricultural and forestry product exports from Virginia in 2013 included soybeans, soy meal, and soybean oil; lumber and logs; unmanufactured leaf tobacco; wheat, corn, barley and other grains; animal feed; pork; poultry; seafood and other marine products; processed foods and beverages, including wine; wood pellets; animal fats and oils; raw peanuts; and cotton. 

The top three export markets for Virginia in 2013 were China, Canada and Switzerland.

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