Nevada food, agriculture sectors set trade record for Q1

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) reported in June its Trade and Economic Development program saw record export sales from the state’s food and agriculture sectors from January to March 2021.

It’s the second consecutive quarter to break previous export records, according to a June 22 press release.

“Food and agriculture exports have been on an upward trajectory,” NDA Education and Information Officer Brandon Bishop said in a statement. “The fourth quarter of 2020 broke an export record, and the first quarter of 2021 exceeded that as well. That's welcome news for Nevada's food and agriculture businesses and Nevada's economy.”

In Q1 2021, the sectors exported $99.9 million, an increase from Q4 2020’s total of $95.8 million.

Exports in 2020 were affected by trade conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the state, but the recent records indicate a strong rebound in global food and agriculture trade.

“The NDA has great resources and partners available to help our food and agriculture industries continue to grow,” NDA Senior Trade Officer Dillon Davidson said in a statement. “Our team will be setting up several trade missions this year, and we encourage anyone interested in expanding their agribusiness domestically or internationally to reach out to us.”

To ensure industry leaders and partners are up to date, the NDA Trade and Economic Development program is issuing quarterly trade reports. Current and past trade reports can be found at


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