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Record Year for U.S. Farm Exports in 2022- Soybeans, Corn, Wheat in Focus

A news release Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that, “The American agricultural sector posted its best export year ever in 2022 with international sales of U.S. farm and food products reaching $196 billion, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. Final 2022 trade data released earlier this week by the Commerce Department shows that U.S. agricultural exports increased 11 percent, or $19.5 billion, from the previous record set in 2021.”

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service indicated on Tuesday via Twitter that: The value of U.S. agricultural exports increased in all of our top markets, according to final 2022 trade data released by the Commerce Department today.

“The top commodities exported by the United States in 2022 were soybeans, corn, beef, dairy, cotton and tree nuts, which together comprised more than half of U.S. agricultural export value,” the release said.

The following charts contain more detailed information regarding U.S. exports, with a particular focus on soybeans, corn and wheat.

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Keith Good is the Farm Policy News editor for the farmdoc project. He has previously worked for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, and compiled the daily News Summary from 2003-2015. He is a graduate of Purdue University (M.S.- Agricultural Economics), and Southern Illinois University School of Law.

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