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U.S. Sen. Al Franken takes a taste of sugarbeet straight out of the ground on the farm of Bill and Eric Zurn west of Callaway Thursday afternoon. The beets are not sweet to the tongue, although they yield sugar when processed. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Franken visits farm near Callaway

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Though U.S. Sen. Al Franken has long been an advocate for a green economy, and has sponsored at least one ag-related piece of legislation, the fledgling legislator admits his experience with farms and farming is more limited than he would like.

Sen. Franken took a step toward remedying that situation on Thursday, with an unannounced stop at the farm of Bill and Karolyn Zurn in rural Callaway.

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