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During a keynote address Thursday at Farmfest, Gov. Tim Pawlenty calls for increasing state agricultural exports and cutting regulatory and tax costs to make the state more competitive . Photo by Tom Cherveny, West Central Tribune.

Governor: Exports, cost cutting key for state ag

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By Tom Cherveny

West Central Tribune

GILFILLAN -- The state needs to continue to expand its agricultural exports, cut regulatory costs and taxes to be more competitive, and fund research to promote the renewable energy industry, Gov. Tim Pawlenty told a Farmfest audience on Thursday.


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