Gov. Justice Has Big Ideas For Relaunch of Agriculture Advisory Board


CHARLESTON, WV -Today, Governor Jim Justice issued the following statement:

"I’ve farmed all my life and I have big ideas on how to grow agriculture jobs in West Virginia. I want to bring them to the Agriculture Advisory Board. I want to find a niche crop that we can market to the world. Why can’t we have the Almost Heaven Tomato? It can be the next Vidalia Onion or Idaho potato.  
"Agriculture is a sleeping giant. We have so many opportunities for commercial feedlots on reclaimed mine sites, possibilities for taking advantage of our waters, and the chance to solve our forestry issues--- it’s all right at our fingertips.
"We are within 600 miles of two-thirds of the U.S. population and have such amazing marketing potential, it’s off the charts. Plus, we have such fertile soil, great climate and rainfall, and perfect growing temperatures here in West Virginia."

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Grant Herring,


Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

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304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

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