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Harvest time in Iowa: Iowa is the place for ag-tech

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

It’s 1959 and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is making a historic trip to America. During the trip he plans one-on-one meetings with two individuals: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and an Iowa farmer.

That Iowa meeting, which happened this week 57 years ago, happened for two reasons: Khrushchev had befriended the farmer, Roswell Garst of Coon Rapids, and because the Soviet leader wanted to see cutting-edge American agricultural technology.

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