Ag firm expanding Carroll County operations

FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo a central Illinois corn and soybean farmer cultivates his field for spring planting in Waverly, Ill. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its annual forecast released Monday, March 31, 2014 the number of acres devoted to corn is expected to shrink about 4 percent this year as farmers devote more of their land to soybeans. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Andrews Farming Inc. and sister company ANDCO Logistics Inc. are planning to expand their operations in Carroll County, creating 51 jobs.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that the companies plan to invest more than $5.6 million to expand their agricultural production, warehousing and distribution operation.

Officials say Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project.

The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $225,000 in funding for the project.

 

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