Some farmers are heralding the trip and hopes the governor can expand the state's exportation of soybeans. But some groups, like the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition, are against the free trade agreement with Korea.
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Mark Dayton is heading to Japan and South Korea in his first trade mission as governor. His schedule includes plenty of meetings with company executives and trade officials. He'll also visit with Minnesota soldiers and even take in a sumo wrestling tournament.
Officials say South Korea trade deal will help Minnesota's farmers and businesses
The country is Minnesota's sixth-largest export market, with $702 million in goods flowing there last year alone. The new agreement will phase out tariffs and quotas on agricultural products
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