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Teresa Spaeth of Bemidji, executive director of the Minnesota Agriculture Utilization Research Institute, tells a House committee Wednesday that one or two of the organization's three offices could be closed if the governor's proposal to chop half of its budget passes. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Farm lawmakers see cuts coming

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ST. PAUL -- Farm-area legislators fear that agriculture programs are being cut more than other departments as Minnesota officials look to balancing the state budget.


And they do not like being left in the dark, as they claim is happening as the Pawlenty administration looks at further reductions.

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