A report earlier this year from USDA’s Economic Research Service on the numbers for Ag Exports was released.
North Carolina Ag commissioner Steve Troxler:
“The report covered the value of exports for 2013 and it confirms that NC ag products continue to be in demand across the world. The value of NC’s exports for 2013 was more than $3.7 billion and that doesn’t take into account $1.5 billion in forestry products.
Our top exports were pork, poultry and tobacco.
We export a lot cotton, wheat, soybeans and sweet potatoes. About 25% of our sweet potatoes are exported.
We try to open these new markets for our local products.”