Business & Economy
5:45 am
Tue August 23, 2011

NC Agriculture Top Industry

North Carolina agriculture continues to grow – despite the down economy.

N-C State Agriculture Economist Mike Walden told Agri-business leaders today in R-T-P – the state’s Ag Industry generates nearly 70-billion dollars for North Carolina’s economy.

Mike Walden:  "I doubt, in fact I know you cannot find a single sector of the economy in NC that is bigger. So I think you are very proud, the commissioner is proud, and I think all of you should be proud to say that you are clearly the number one industry in North Carolina."
And there’s been a big increase in agricultural exports like frozen meat and timber according to the North Carolina Ports Authority.

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