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Report: Bachmann family farm benefits from subsidies

The Star Tribune reports the Wisconsin farm has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in subsidies over the years. Those subsidies have also helped build the value of the property to about $4 million.
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The Star Tribune reports the Wisconsin farm has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in subsidies over the years. Those subsidies have also helped build the value of the property to about $4 million.

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