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Rural Economy Strong; Farm Exports Up

Two recent USDA reports show the strength of the overall rural economy and growth in agricultural exports.

Two recent USDA reports show the strength of the overall rural economy and growth in agricultural exports. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack had the following to say:

“The reports are encouraging news. They show that while American agriculture has struggled through difficult economic times, the 2008 farm bill, the efforts of the Obama administration — such as the Recovery Act — and the hard work and resilience of America’s farmers and ranchers have helped put American agriculture on the road to recovery.

“After declining more than 20% in 2009, all three measures of farm-sector earnings experienced a rapid rebound and are forecast to rise in 2010.”

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