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Minnesota Farmers Union plans watermelon feed during Farmfest

Minnesota Farmers Union will be holding its first-ever watermelon feed at the forum tent on Wednesday, August 3 at 3 p.m. during Farmfest. The public is encouraged to stop by and sign up for a chance to win a Cenex gift card. This year, Farmfest will be held August 2-4 at the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls.

"The Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) tent is located just west of the forum tent, so after you sit and listen to the debate in the forum tent, swing by the Farmers Union booth to check the ag markets, grab a cup of coffee or water and discuss what's on your mind," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. "Because it is a non-election year, panels may not be as contentious as in the years past, but my hope in being part of the panel is a meaningful discussion between farmers and policymakers as we write the next farm bill. Farmers Union will be well represented at the forum tent, and will be sure to get the Farmers Union voice heard."

As in years past, there is a lot of action under the forum tent. Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President, will be on a panel titled, "Designing the Next Farm Bill, Shaping the Future of Rural America " on Tuesday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Farmers Union Agency will be sponsoring the Pedal Pull contest every day at 1 p.m. near entrance gate 2. The contest is open to children ages 4-11.

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Minnesota Farmers Union ( ) is a nonprofit membership-based organization working to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers and ranchers, as well as rural communities.