RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia's agricultural exports continue to grow, despite a slow worldwide economic recovery.
McDonnell said Tuesday that the state's agricultural exports totaled a record $2.35 billion in 2011. That broke the previous record of $2.3 billion set in 2009 and was up more than 6% from 2010.
Soybeans, poultry, wheat, pork, lumber and wood products, corn and raw peanuts are among last year's top export products.
Morocco was the top export destination, with more than $360 million worth of Virginia agricultural products. China was second with $304 million. Other top destinations were Canada, Switzerland and Egypt.