Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ag Exports Keep Growing

Here's a link that helps explain why we trade with other countries

Key stat:

Exports from Washington of agricultural commodities were valued at $9.26 billion in 2007, a 38 percent increase from 2006, accor-ding to a news release from the state Department of Agriculture.

6 comments:

John Y. said...

This makes great sense folks. Apples are just another commodity for an international company. Every major corporation has to keep growing otherwise they go under. Once a target market has been saturated they need to branch out to other markets and or a new population. Another country is the purfect way to do that for a buisness in desperate need for growth.

jonathanweedin said...

I wouldn't want to buy apples from people thousands of miles away. I suppose if you have no other way of getting them...
The weirdest part of this whole thing is that it would not even be possible to do agriculture in our valley if not for irrigation.

publius said...

I’m with Friedman on this idea of perpetual growth. America is an idea generating machine and has been since the beginning. Why would that change now? We will continue to move forward as a world leader and innovator, and as the world competition increases, it will bring all of our (the world’s) standards of living up.
-Matthew

Jaime said...

I think it’s great that we export our goods. I just think it would be a little weird to get apples all the way from China. We need freshly grown apples here. Plus we need the agriculture to keep our economy going.

Juan Carlos Farias102 said...

i hate apples i work with them every day. And the sad part is that i even have dreams about them and now i hear it at school.

scott said...

apples arent that bad> its cherry season that sucks. its way to hot, and very articulate work. it is a skilled job, but pay less than min. wage!