North Carolina Agriculture Hits High

One part of North Carolina's economy that's working hard is agriculture. New data shows North Carolina cracked the $3 billion mark for exporting agriculture products for the first time ever.

The state exported $3.1 billion worth in 2008, which officials say is a 51 percent increase over the year before. North Carolina ranked 13Th in the country for export value in agricultural products. The state remains the largest tobacco exporter in the country, and tobacco is the biggest item exported from here.

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  • by curious on Sep 18, 2009 at 09:45 AM
    Thanks for clearing that up Pat
  • by Pat Location: Winterville on Sep 18, 2009 at 06:39 AM
    Farmers don't get to charge more they get what the market offers, VERY IMPORTANT consumers understand this. Obviously this has been a good growing year because of the wonderful rain we have received at all the appropriate times. If there is no hurricane to flood the remaining crops and slow harvest it should be the best year in a long time.
  • by alan Location: perrin on Sep 18, 2009 at 05:47 AM
    in texas lifestock in going up
  • by curious on Sep 18, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    I wonder if the farmers are selling more goods as far as volume or if they hit 3 billion because they are charging more in this economy for the same amount of goods sold? Either way it's good for the farmers. Any input WITN?

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