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McAuliffe: Virginia will be East Coast’s No. 1 ag exporter

Virginia agricultural and forestry exports in 2014 totaled $3.35 billion, setting a record and topping $3 billion for the first time ever.



Vilsack: Asian trade agreement could benefit Virginia agriculture

Speakers on the second day of the Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade focused on opportunities and global awareness.



After trade missions, Va. farm exports gaining foothold in Cuba

Todd Haymore, the state’s secretary of agriculture and forestry, led his sixth annual trade mission to Havana in November, and as a result Virginia has beefed up its apple and soybean exports to the country that for years banned trade with the United States.



Panama Canal expansion has potential to increase Virginia ag trade

In an ever-expanding global economy, Virginia farmers stand to benefit from a current expansion of the Panama Canal.



Farm exports ‘front and center’ as global market expands

U.S. farmers will need to pay more attention to overseas markets in the coming years, speakers at a recent agricultural trade conference said.



Governor: Va. agricultural exports reached record high in 2011

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on March 13 that the commonwealth exported a record $2.35 billion in agricultural products in 2011, an increase of more than 6 percent from 2010 and more than 2 percent from 2009.



Va. farm and forestry exports up in 2011, secretary says

Virginia agricultural exports are up 5 percent from 2010, and that figure could increase even more before the end of the year, said Todd Haymore, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry.



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