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Thanksgiving is a time for Minnesota local foods to shine

November 21, 2012

Weekly AG column by Mike Boersma County Extension Educator with the U of M Extension Service in Murray and Pipestone Counties
The following Extension News Release is a good reminder of the critical role farmers play in our nation's food supply, the local economy, and everything in between. There is no doubt that agriculture will impact each of us on Thanksgiving day as well as every other day of the year.

-Mike Boersma

Many of the foods found on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner plate are mainstays of Minnesota farms. Minnesota leads the nation in production of turkey, red potatoes and green peas and has contributed to great advancements in wheat, butter, honey, and fruit and vegetable production.

University of Minnesota Extension conducts innovative research and partners with businesses to keep our food industry strong. Here are a few slices of information for you to chew on while you look forward to your Thanksgiving meal.

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