Today’s Topic: N.C. vegetable exports

by | Jun 22, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”


North Carolina exported more than $37 million worth of vegetables in 2009. That’s a 34 percent increase over 2008. Sweet potatoes, which are popular in the United Kingdom, accounted for $20 million in exports.

North Carolina exports many other kinds of vegetables, too. For example, in 2009 the state exported $3.2 million worth of white potatoes and almost $2 million worth of tomatoes. Other exports include cucumbers, lettuce and carrots.

Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about exporting N.C. vegetables and which countries are our main customers.

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