REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes to boost the state’s farm exports when he goes on a couple of trade missions this fall.

Dayton spoke Tuesday at the annual Farmfest show in southwestern Minnesota. He says Minnesota’s agricultural economy generates about $16 billion a year and that exports are a big part of that.

The governor says that’s why he’s leading a trade delegation to the Republic of Korea in September. He hopes to lead another one to China later in the fall.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports Dayton also told farmers his administration is working to streamline the state’s regulatory review of agricultural operations. He says his goal is to accelerate the permitting and environmental review process.

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Comments (3)
  1. Rico Suave says:

    I wish liberals would make up their minds. First they’re all about organic, locally grown. Then when they see what a stupid economic business model that is, they switch back to mass production and mega farming and shipping stuff all over the world. Which is it? Schizophrenia, thy name is liberalism.

    1. Clyde says:

      I guess you are just to ignorant to knoww thaat not every liberal is into organic. Perhaps you should get out of your basement and see a little of the world and meet people. The world is full of divergent opinions. Too bad you can’t figurre that out.

  2. Rico Suave says:

    Only a liberal could stutter through a keyboard.

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