According to the lastest data from the University of California, in 2008, the value of California agriculture exports reached an all time high of $12.9 billion, a 16 percent increase from 2007. (click here to review the UC AIC Issue Brief on California commodity exports: http://aic.ucdavis.edu/pub/briefs/brief36.pdf).
County Agricultural Commissioners enhance the U.S. economy by facilitating international trade of U.S. agriculture production through the issuance of phytosanitary certificates (PCs). PCs enhance the movement of U.S. agricultural products in international markets totaling $40-plus billion by declaring the phytosanitary condition of domestic plants or unprocessed or unmanufactured plant products based on inspection of the entire lot or representative samples drawn.
Each year throughout the U.S. 550,000 phytosanitary certificates (PCs) are issued for export of agricultural commodities. California issues roughly half of the nation’s PCs. This year alone, California County Agricultural Commissioners will issue more than 200,000 PCs.
County Agricultural Commissioners keep agricultural trade moving!
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 12:11|