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Minnesota Ag Commissioner Dave Frederickson

Minn. ag chief surprised by swift reaction to video at Sparboe Farms of Litchfield, Minn.


LITCHFIELD -- Dave Frederickson said he has not seen the video depicting cruel treatment to chickens that has sent Litchfield-based Sparboe Farms into a business tailspin.

The Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture said he has seen those same kinds of videos before and knows they are "repulsive" and "repugnant" and they don't depict the way consumers want to see animals raised in Minnesota.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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