Va. Governor: Forestry and Agriculture Industries Contribute $91B to Economy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is touting a new study that says Virginia’s forestry and agriculture industries have grown by 30 percent since 2013.

McAuliffe on Tuesday touted the newly released study, which said the two industries contribute $91 billion each year to the state.

Jobs in agriculture and forestry have increased by 7 percent.

The study was commissioned by the state and led by a regional economist with the University of Virginia.

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