Minnesota’s agricultural exports hit a record $6.8 billion last year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says that’s up 13 percent, or about $750 million over the previous year.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture reports that Minnesota exported $900 million more in agricultural products in 2010 than the year before.
Minnesota exports set a first-quarter record with $4.8 billion in goods shipped out of the state.
Gov. Mark Dayton says an export push will bring top officials from President Barack Obama’s administration to Minnesota next month.