Cooperative helps Hmong farmers

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ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — Farming has been a tradition with Hmong Americans since the first refugees left Laos and arrived in the United States after the Vietnam War.

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A Hmong farmer works in the cool morning air at the HAFA farm 15 miles south of St. Paul on May 30, 2018. Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service
Hmong farmers use these wash basins to clean their produce for transport to the farmers markets in the Twin Cities. Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service
Janssen Hang (center) describes research projects being conducted inside the high tunnel unit at HAFA farm on May 30, 2018.  Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service
Pakou Hang, co-founder and executive director of HAFA, explains the history of the organization to visitors on May 30, 2018.  Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service
Red sheds are where Hmong farmers store the tools they use to work their 5-acre plots of land at the Hmong American Farmers Association along Highway 52 between Hastings and Rosemount, Minn. Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service

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