Report: Michigan agriculture exports grew in 2010

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A report says Michigan's overall agricultural exports grew about 10 percent in 2010 from the prior year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture data released by the state shows 2010 export levels reached $1.75 billion.

Michigan soybean exports grew about 40 percent from 2009 levels.

Michigan ranked as the seventh-largest exporting state in the U.S. for fruit and preparations. The state ranked ninth in exporting vegetables.

The report says about a third of the total agricultural products grown in Michigan are exported each year.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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