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Minnesota won’t get hit by food-aid cuts in farm deal

From where Byron Laher sits, the economy and the bitter-cold will have a more profound effect on Minnesotans needing food than the reported federal farm bill deal in Washington.

Laher is thinking of people whose jobs have been down-sized, like a Target employee he met with Tuesday morning, as well as low-income folks walloped by soaring heating bills. They’re straining to pay bills and still eat.

Not to forget those low-wage service employees sent home because frigid temperatures keep buyers home and business slow, he said, and an economy slow to bounce back in the low-wage sectors.

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