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Doug Huebsch (center) visiting the Ramit turkey breeder farm north of Tel Aviv with Ramit CEO Dani Stanitzski (right) and on farm manager Shimon Cohen (left). The mesh hats prevent bacteria-laden hair from contaminating the birds.

Perham businessman heads to Israel for trade mission, along with Gov. Pawlenty

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Local businessman Doug Huebsch of New Life Farms didn't have to shovel any snow during the mid-December blizzard. Instead of checking on his own turkeys, he was checking out Israeli turkeys on a trade mission led by Governor Tim Pawlenty.


Huebsch was one of 35 businessmen accompanying the governor Dec. 11-18. Pawlenty was trying to improve on the $121 million in goods Minnesota sold to Israel last year.

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