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NC Makes Good Showing in Export Sales Report


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.”'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.