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Photo by Michael Swanger

Photo by Michael Swanger

Volume 8, Issue No. 5, Sept/Oct, 2016

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the World Food Prize. Our cover story, written by Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn (who is featured on the cover), delves into how the seeds were sown to fight world hunger when Dr. Norman Borlaug and John Ruan Sr. forged a partnership that built the World Food Prize into the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture.” It truly is a great Iowa story.



Come along as IHJ explores Fort Atkinson and what life was like on the frontier in the 1840s.


The real Herbert Hoover: The third part of our special series concludes with how he was shaped by his Iowa upbringing and Quaker faith.


Newspaper veteran John Skipper shines a spotlight on The Lane Sisters, stars of stage and cinema from the 1920s to 1940s.


Publisher’s Perspective: Michael Swanger explores the “time travel” of the Red Flag Horseless Carriage Tour and Des Moines Concours d’Elegance


Iowa Country Road columnist Arvid Huisman reminds us that Iowa is a state of newspapers


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