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Published November 30, 2010, 02:56 PM

Colorado ag exports up 28 percent through September

DENVER — Colorado agriculture commissioner John Stulp says growing demand for meat from Asia and Russia is boosting the state’s agricultural exports.

DENVER — Colorado agriculture commissioner John Stulp says growing demand for meat from Asia and Russia is boosting the state’s agricultural exports.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that state agricultural exports this year through September were up $169 million, or nearly 28 percent, from the same period in 2009.

The state’s top agricultural sectors all showed increases, led by exports of meat, hides and skins.

Meat exports through September were $495 million, up 21 percent from the same period in 2009. The state had $141.2 million in exports of hides and skins through September, up 86 percent from the same period a year ago.

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