The Minnesota Farm Bureau helped coordinate Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Glyndon, Minnesota. According to MFBF President Kevin Paap, the goal was to emphasize the importance of export markets to agriculture. “Once you lose a market, it is really hard to get it back. We need that 96 percent of the people in the world that don’t live in the United States; we want that access.” Farm Bureau board member Carolyn Olson says Pence heard from a diverse group. “We had farmers that raise specialty crops, like myself to farmers that grow corn, soybeans and livestock; organic and conventional, it was really a good snapshot of Farm Bureau membership.”
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