The importance of ag imports to Colorado
Agricultural exports have become increasingly important to our state’s economy, with high-quality, locally grown products sold from our farmers and ranchers to worldwide markets that are rich with opportunity.
And these exports are growing rapidly, doubling since 2009 to $2.1 billion.
I am excited about the continued growth of Colorado’s agricultural exports to international markets which contributes to Colorado’s economic vitality and enhances opportunity for all Coloradans.
From Canada to Mexico, to Japan and China, and all the way to Korea and Russia, products from Colorado’s farms and ranches are finding their way to these and other international destinations. Top agricultural exports include beef, hides, dairy, dry beans and wheat.
Overall, our biggest trading partners continue to be our neighbors to the north and south, Canada and Mexico, where the largest shares of Colorado agricultural products go, but we’ve seen growth on the global level.
In fact, exports to Japan have
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