#StateDeptStateside: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Iowa

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#StateDeptStateside: Secretary Pompeo Travels to Iowa

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.

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.

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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Secretary's Travel to Des Moines, Iowa, March 3-4, 2019

Photographs from the Secretary's Trip to Iowa

From Sioux City to Iowa City: The State Department's Impact on Iowa