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Fertilizer Firm's Bid Takes The Cake At Youth Fair


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

At Florida's Polk County Youth Fair, students auction off baked goods for up to $500. Nine-year-old Abigail Putnam got quite the shock, though, when her hazelnut chocolate cake fetched $10,000. The big spender was fertilizer company Mosaic. And Abigail's father is the state's agricultural commissioner. He called the purchase, quote, "awkward." The company is investigating. She donated $9,000 to the fair.

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