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Kosciusko County Agribusinesses are world leaders in duck and chicken processing, egg production, agriculture equipment and technology, and the world's largest fully-integrated soybean processing and biodiesel plant.

The Importance of Indiana Agriculture
The new report, "Cultivating Trade: The Economic Impact of Indiana's Agricultural Exports," noted that $3.4 billion in commodities and processed goods were exported in 2010--accounting for more than 10 percent of all state exports. Full report

  • Growth of foreign markets has spurred additional sales of $2.2 billion in additional economic activitiy in the state.
  • Indiana was the eighth largest agricultural exporter nationally in 2010.
  • More than 100,000 Hoosiers worked directly on 62,000 farms statewide or in agricultural processing and food manufacturing in 2010.
  • The combined effects of agricultural exports alone supported an estimated 34,800 jobs statewide.
  • Soybeans and related products accounted for half of Indiana agricultural exports in 2010, totaling $1.7 billion.
  • The value of Hoosier agricultural exports grew at an average annual rate of 8.2 percent from 2000 to 2010, exceeding the U.S. average rate of 7.6 percent in current dollars.
  • About 40 percent of Hoosier corn production is used for ethanol production and its by-products within the state.
  • Indiana exported  $5.3 million worth of ethanol in 2010.

Resource: Indiana Business Research Center

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