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One of the, if not the, leading businesses in Iowa is agriculture. Iowa leads the nation in the production of pork, chickens, eggs, corn and soybeans. We sat down with the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey for a wide ranging discussion on the importance of the agribusiness side of the state's economy, urban agriculture, reductions in the food stamp program, the clean up of our water and much more. Here is that conversation: