2013 Farmfest is wrapping up in Redwood County and Governor Mark Dayton was on hand for the final day.
During his keynote address Dayton points out how Agriculture is one of Minnesota's most important economic sectors generating 75-billion dollar in economic output.
He says a top priority for him and Minnesota farmers is securing additional investments in agricultural growth, research, and innovation.
Dayton's mind wasn't just on the farmers today, but the entire state's investment in the future of the Minnesota Vikings.
This morning he urged an authority overseeing the team's new stadium to take extra precautions as it finalizes an agreement with the team's New Jersey-based owners given their legal woes back home.
A judge ruled against Zygi Wilf and his family in a fraud and breach of contract case.
The ruling found that the Wilfs violated a civil racketeering law related to an apartment development deal.
That deeply concerns the governor.
Governor Dayton says, "If there's a base to reopen those negotiations based on inaccuracies then authorities will certainly do so and I expect we'll do so. It's just far away from the kind of standards of business activity we have here in Minnesota and it's very distressing."
The Wilfs won approval last year for a new taxpayer-aided football stadium.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is hammering out final contract details with Vikings owners before construction starts.
Dayton says the authority needs assurances that representations made by the team owners are ``truthful and accurate.''