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Concho Valley agriculture exports affected by nations supply chain issues

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SAN ANGELO, Texas (KLST / KSAN) -The nation has been experiencing supply chain issues and it’s having an impression nearer to dwelling for the Concho Valley on many objects.

It’s having an enormous impact on agriculture exports and with agricultural merchandise that are among the many Concho Valley’s high exports. Being such a big trade within the space, this impression interprets to our native economic system.

Josh Blanek, the Tom Green County Extension Agent for Texas A&M Agrilife, says, “The amount of income it brings in either from on-farm sales to labor to goods that they purchase in town directly contributes to our economy in a big way.”

However, there’s a vibrant aspect that lessens the sting for the ‘ag’ trade.

Blanek says, “The good thing is a lot of the time agriculture focuses on agriculture and so those drivers like to haul agriculture products and we’re not seeing as much issue there but there definitely are some shortages and cost of labor is going up.”