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Monday, March 23, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Organic farmer plans to run for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Excerpted from this post at BLOGNAME

It's not yet clear whether Iowa's Republican Secretary of Agriculture,
Bill Northey, will seek re-election in 2010 or run against Governor
Chet Culver instead. But at least one Democrat appears ready to seek
Northey's job next year. Francis Thicke, an organic dairy farmer near
Fairfield with a Pd.D. in agronomy and soil fertility, announced
yesterday that he has formed an Exploratory Committee to consider
running for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. … Thicke would be an
outstanding asset to Iowa as Secretary of Agriculture. A working
farmer and expert on many agricultural policy issues, he currently
serves on Iowa's USDA State Technical Committee and has an impressive
list of publications.


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