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ND Farmers Union holding annual convention

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- More than 800 farmers are gathering in Grand Forks this weekend as one of North Dakota's largest farm groups holds its annual get-together.

The North Dakota Farmers Union is holding its 86th annual state convention at the Alerus Center on Friday and Saturday.

Speakers over the two days include President Woody Barth, former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan and National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson, who is from North Dakota.