Friday, March 20, 2009

Good news from the farm

In these bad economic times, a little good news from Virginia farms is in order. The Commonwealth's farm exports jumped 27% in 2008 and topped $2.2 billion. All sorts of commodities - soybeans, tobacco, wheat, corn, meat, and poultry products - are part of the increase. Products were shipped to a variety of nations ranging from Switzerland to Vietnam. Rockingham and Augusta counties are the two largest agricultural producers so this good news hits close to home. Also credited is the role of Virginia's port of Hampton Roads. More.

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