Nevada farming gains

It's often forgotten that Nevada is a farming state, though not a big one.

The Nevada Agriculture Department has released figures showing that the state broke the $100 million mark for the first time. A department statement said, “2012 ended with total agriculture and food exports of $114.34 million. This is a year to year increase of 11.8 percent from 2011. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, for every $181,000 in export sales, one job that pays 17 percent better than a job not associated with exporting is created. That means that 631 high end jobs have been created in the Nevada agriculture and food industries due to increased export sales.”