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Published July 20, 2011, 10:17 PM

Agriculture and Business Meet In Rural GF Today

Agriculture remains the biggest sector of the economy in the area, and people from the city got a first-hand look at farming today.

By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ

Agriculture remains the biggest sector of the economy in the area, and people from the city got a first-hand look at farming today.

Business leaders from Grand Forks and East Grand Forks toured two farms today to check out progress in the "City to Farm Tour."

They also learned about advances in technology that are used in the fields

today.

"When the farmer makes money, he spends it. So I think it's always great to combine the two and have a better understanding, hopefully, at the end of the day on each side's existence," Chamber Agribusiness Committee Chairman Mike Hergert said.

The chamber says each farmer in the Red River Valley spends an average $700,000 a year... A big boost to local economy. And that's why it's important for city business leaders and farmers to work together.

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