Colorado Ag Exports Up 28% This Year


Colorado’s agricultural export sales totaled $778 million in the first nine months of 2010, up 28 percent from the same period of 2009, the state Department of Agriculture reported Tuesday.

Meat exports — by far the state’s biggest ag export category — totaled $495 million for the nine-month period, up 21 percent from a year earlier, while hides and skins exports added up to $141.2 million, up 86 percent, officials said.

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