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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Gov. Tim Pawlenty takes the wheel of an ethanol-powered golf cart Thursday at FarmFest, the southwestern Minnesota all-things-farm event.

Pawlenty: Federal government needs to leave farmers alone

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MORGAN, Minn. -- The federal government is sticking its nose into farmers' business, and hurting Minnesota agriculture in the process, Tim Pawlenty said Thursday after delivering his final Farmfest speech as governor.

If he were in charge of the federal government, the potential presidential candidate said, that would stop.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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