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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Al Juhnke, an adviser on Sen. Al Franken's staff, gathers information for the upcoming farm bill during talks Wednesday at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.

Ideas abound at listening session about farm bill

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WORTHINGTON -- About half a dozen farmers and agribusiness professionals raised concerns about everything from direct payments to loss of Conservation Reserve Program acres and the challenges facing young people wanting careers in production agriculture during a Farm Bill listening session Wednesday afternoon in Worthington.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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