Friday, June 05, 2009

Iowa Lawmaker Picked for Ag Post

The Iowa legislature could soon lose one of its members. Representative John Whitaker, a Democrat from Hillsboro, has been selected to serve as the State Director of the Iowa Farm Service Agency. Whitaker has served at the statehouse since 2003. He can thank former Iowa Governor/current U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Whitaker declined to talk about the position. But a spokeswoman for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin confirmed it. President Barack Obama still has to approve the appointment. Here's a little info on the agency.

A friend sent this that is making its way around the Internet.

Here's some more food for thought. It's National Donut Day. Or is it doughnut? Who makes up these "holidays" anyway? To favorite donuts...powdered-covered strawberry filled and powdered-covered angel fluff filled. Anyone have some milk?
By the way, this article says the holiday started back around World War 1 as a way to thank Salvation Army volunteers.

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