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Michael Swanson, senior vice president and ag economist and consultant with Wells Fargo and Co., believes there will be a tremendous shift in agriculture over the coming years as younger workers migrate to metro areas. Swanson joined Brian Buhr, a professor and interim dean of the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota, in a panel discussion in Willmar that touched on everything from corn prices to biofuels to exports. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Ag experts look to technology, innovation as keys to ag’s future

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Irrigation isn’t something most crop farmers in water-rich southern Minnesota tend to worry about. But climate change is altering the picture and putting new, unforeseen pressure on the state’s agricultural producers, say two state experts on the economy and agriculture.In the future, water management could become “the next major differentiator” for crop producers, said Michael Swanson, senior vice president and ag economist and consultant with Wells Fargo and Co.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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