U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2013 hit a record $140.9 billion. The period 2009-2013 is the strongest five-year period for U.S. agricultural exports. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said, “Congress needs to pass a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to continue the trade promotion programs that helped American agriculture achieve these results. These trade promotion efforts return $35 in economic benefits for every dollar invested.”

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