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.