Mississippi’s agriculture exports expected to increase this year


U.S. Department of Agriculture predictions claim 2014 exports are expected to approach $137 billion. And the South will see much of this action, according to the Southern United States Trade Association.

The Southern United States Trade Association reports cotton is the biggest export in the South, with poultry coming in at a close second.

But the association also reports packaged meats, nuts, fruits, sweet potatoes, horticulture and condiments exports are also increasing.

The Southern United States Trade Association reports it expects Mississippi’s packaged goods exports to increase because the state has seen a steady increase over the past four years.

Packaged goods exports increased from $28.5 million in 2009 to $42.2 million in 2010 before jumping to $63.7 million in 2011.

Mississippi Business Journal

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