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Jun 8, 2013 6:52 PM by Jacqui Heinrich, jheinrich@koaa.com

Colorado ag exports decrease 2.1% in first quarter

DENVER (AP) - State officials say Colorado's agricultural exports decreased 2.1 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from the same time period last year.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture says exports fell $9.4 million to $337.4 million in the first quarter of this year.

The Denver Post reports Mexico, the state's third-largest beef-export market, cut its purchases of beef throughout the United States. That resulted in a more than $19 million drop in the state's beef export to Mexico.

Also, Colorado and national beef exporters lost sales when Russia closed its market. As a result, Colorado's beef exports, the state's largest export commodity, decreased 3.9 percent.

John Salazar, Colorado's commissioner of agriculture, notes that, overall, Colorado's agriculture exports have increased 72.7 percent since 2009.

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