This year at the Minnesota State Fair, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party booth will feature a ‘bean ballot’ presidential straw poll where Minnesotans can use Minnesota-grown soybeans to vote for their favorite Democratic presidential primary candidate.


The soybeans which will be used to cast votes in the DFL’s bean ballot straw poll were donated to the Minnesota DFL by Tim Velde, a farmer from Hanley Falls and member of the Minnesota Farmers Union.