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The 15-acre lot of apple trees in Rochester is now almost 10 times in size since it was purchased in 1962.
With proposals to modernize the H-2A seasonal visa program, state labor unions, legal experts and a southern Minnesota local orchard speak to how federal and state labor regulations play out in Minnesota.
The Byron-area Larsen family farm was recognized at the Olmsted County Fair as the county's Family Farm of the year.
The 40th annual farm show has over 50 vendors.
The Agweek Farm Show was held Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Graham Arena in Rochester, Minnesota.
The Sullivan family auctioned off a 1972 John Deere tractor to raise awareness and funding for leukemia research.

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Margo Warthesen, operator of Many Hands Garden, has been selling produce at the farmers market in Rochester since 1985.
Donald Polries went to school until eighth grade, then started farming, Donlin said, with only two short breaks to work in the Civilian Conservation Corps, then the Navy, where he used his affinity for heavy equipment to build airstrips. He died in 2017 at age 97.
Protesters marched into the night Saturday in cities across Minnesota and North Dakota, chanting and carrying signs to mark the memory of George Floyd, a black man who died Monday after he was pinned down for nearly nine minutes by a white Minneapolis police officer.

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