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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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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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