Commerce and industry
Primarily an agricultural province, Agusan del Norte is the region's leading rice producer after
Bukidnon. Other major crops include corn, vegetables, coconuts and bananas.
The province continues to be a major timber, lumber producer and plywood plants.
Most of them operate in Butuan City. Minor licensees concentrate on gathering rattan.
Butuan City is the commercial and transportation center of the Agusan Valley.
Agusan's Capital Butuan City
Butuan City is the city of antiques and archaeological finds. The city of Balanghais.
The pre-historic city by the river.
Archaeologically, Butuan City was a big flourishing settlement and trade center
in Southeast Asia 700 B.C., whose people were highly civilized natives. The discovery
of nine balanghais in Libertad is a unique phenomenon all over the world, and has no
parallel in Southeast Asian Prehistoric Archaelogy.