From March 3-4, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss how the American agriculture industry’s embrace of free enterprise and innovation helps bring prosperity to the American people and high-quality American products to the world. He also discussed how the State Department serves American economic interests through the promotion of American exports.
Farm life truly is the best of what America has to offer. It was my pleasure to meet some of the future farmers of Iowa @iowaffa. Their knowledge of agriculture and eagerness to keep providing for their families and their country is inspiring. #StateDeptStateside pic.twitter.com/fPpQuoMdzE— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) March 4, 2019
Secretary Pompeo delivered remarks to the Future Farmers of America as well as meet with high school students interested in public service careers. He toured a Corteva Research Facility and meet with Corteva leadership to discuss agriscience, innovation, and food security. The Secretary also delivered remarks to farmers and agricultural leaders in Iowa at the World Food Prize Headquarters.
Decades of ingenuity, free enterprise & innovation have made America’s Heartland an epicenter for agricultural prosperity. I told @IAGovernor that @StateDept is committed to opening markets around the world, including China, to keep the economic success going. #StateDeptStateside pic.twitter.com/5JPuw7hNqD— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) March 5, 2019
His visit included a meeting with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. U.S. Ambassador to China and former Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad accompanied the Secretary during this visit.
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