I love my job and am committed to working hard to serve the people of Iowa. I am proud of all of our accomplishments, but know we have a lot more work to do.
Bill Northey is a fourth generation farmer from Spirit Lake, Iowa who grows corn and soybeans. Northey returned to Spirit Lake to farm with his grandfather after graduating from Iowa State University in 1981.
He is serving his second term as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture after being reelected in November of 2010 with 63% of the vote.
As Secretary, Northey has committed to traveling to each of Iowa’s 99 counties every year to hear from farmers and rural residents with a stake in the future of agriculture. These meetings allow him to listen to their needs and better lead the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as it seeks to serve the people of the state.
His priorities as Secretary of Agriculture are advancing science and new technologies to better care for our air, soil and water and reaching out to all Iowans to tell the story of Iowa agriculture.
Keep Bill Northey on the Job
When Iowans go to the polls next month, they have a chance to re-elect a superb secretary of agriculture. His credentials for that job convinced this newspaper when he first sought this office that he would be a truly exceptional leader. His outstanding performance over the last four years has shown that confidence was well-placed. …
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Farmers engaged in Iowa Water Quality Initiative
Many Iowa farm fields are turning green earlier than normal this spring as a rapidly growing number of farmers are using cover crops to help better protect the soil and water they depend on to make their living. Farmers are always looking for new and better ways to raise crops and livestock, and cover crops …
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