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Senate candidates woo farmers at Farmfest


August 8, 2018

MORGAN, Minn. – Democrats and Republicans alike who are running in this year’s U.S. Senate special election all raised concerns Tuesday at the Farmfest agricultural expo about effects on Minnesota’s farming economy from the trade policies of the Trump administration.

Five candidates participated in the morning forum at the annual event near Redwood Falls. The three DFLers and two Republican candidates expressed worry about lower commodity prices, and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith said President Donald Trump’s proposal to offset losses with $12 billion in emergency assistance to farmers is not a long-term solution.


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