US ag exports begin to rally

Exports forecast up $6 billion to $133 billion while livestock, dairy and poultry products are up $800 million.

The first forecast for U.S. agricultural exports for fiscal year 2017 and a revised forecast for fiscal year 2016 indicate U.S. agricultural exports have begun to rally and will continue the record-setting pace that began in 2009.

The projected $133 billion in total exports for FY 2017 is up $6 billion from last forecast and would be the sixth-highest total on record, said agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack. The United States' agricultural trade surplus is also projected to rise to

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