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Farmers have many reasons not to cry about farm bill

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REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Outside the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Farmfest tent, a sign urged people to go inside and send an e-mail to U.S. lawmakers urging quick action on the federal farm bill.


Inside, two computers stood idle for much of the three-day farm show.

"They have been farmer nice for a long time," association Public Policy Director Anna Bellin said, adding that "we have to nudge them."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.