Virginia ranks thirteenth among all states in terms of agricultural exports with more than $1.7 billion for 2007. Today Virginia farms provide food and fiber to feed and clothe more consumers around than world than ever before. Soybeans are ranked sixth out of Virginia’s top twenty agricultural commodities and cotton is ranked 16th. Early settlers of the Virginia colony near Jamestown are believed to have planted cotton in 1607 and were growing cotton along the James River by 1616.
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Grown | 102 Governor Street | Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804.225.3663 | Fax: 804.371.7786