Minnesota agricultural exports up 22 percent in 2010
Minnesota exported $5 billion in agricultural products last year, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). This is an increase of more than $900 million from the 2009 total of $4.1 billion. It's the second time since 2008 ag exports have reached or exceeded $5 billion in Minnesota. Soybeans, corn, wheat, red meat, dairy and poultry were the top export commodities, accounting for 90 percent of the state's total agricultural exports.
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