"Michigan's agricultural exports generated more than $1.68 billion in economic activity and supported 19,691 jobs in 2008. Exports are critical to the expansion of Michigan's $71.3 billion agricultural industry with the state's reliance on agricultural exports at 26%." Donald Kovisto, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture.
May is "World Trade Month," which is a good time to highlight the importance of agriculture exports to the Michigan economy. To learn more, visit the International Marketing Program website at www.michigan.gov/agexport.