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UPDATED: McCains visiting Hudson; candidate opposes farm subsidies

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HUDSON - Sen. John McCain's Straight Talk Express was speeding past Minnesota corn fields en route to a Wisconsin town hall meeting this morning when he said the federal government has no business subsidizing farmers who grow that crop, or any other.


"Let the market work," he said, adding that besides corn subsidies he opposes tariffs on imported sugar and all other agriculture commodities.

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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.