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What do country singer Willie Nelson and Gov. Jesse Ventura have in common? A love of music, it turns out.

Although the two differ on many policy issues, they have enough in common to make Minnesota's chances "very good" to host a Farm Aid concert in 2000, Nelson said.

"I think it's a great idea," Nelson said after an hourlong meeting Tuesday with Ventura and his wife, Terry. "Minnesota is an agricultural state. The governor is in on it and would help us promote it."

Ventura said Minnesota would love to host the concert if chosen, but added that it was too early to speculate where in the state it might be held.

The singer said a final decision won't be made on a site until after this year's concert -- scheduled for Sept. 12 in Bristol, Va.

Nelson and fellow musicians John Mellencamp and Neil Young founded Farm Aid in 1985 to bring attention to the plight of farmers. Subsequent concerts have included Aerosmith, Dave Matthews Band and Bob Dylan.

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