Ag Exports Thrive Despite Pandemic

News / In The News November 6, 2020

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U.S. agricultural exports have generated more than $270 billion for the U.S. economy since 2019, proving resilient during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“Today, more than 20 percent of what U.S. farmers produce is exported,” American Farm Bureau Economist Veronica Nigh told AgDaily. “America continues to be in a strong position, especially as things normalize after COVID-19.”

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Rising fuel prices are putting growing pressure on farmers and ranchers as they grapple with increased costs of growing food and fiber.

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