Iowa Senators Look to Honor Borlaug

Legislation would designate birthplace as historic site.

Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, want the birthplace and childhood home of Dr. Norman Borlaug designated as a National Historic Site. Grassley says designating the birthplace and boyhood home of Dr. Borlaug a National Historic Site will preserve his legacy for years to come and continue to inspire future generations of scientists and farmers to innovate and lift those mired in poverty. According to Harkin the legislation he's introducing with Senator Grassley to make this a reality is a fitting tribute to a man who's done so much to improve the lives of millions of people throughout the world.


Borlaug's known as the Father of the Green Revolution because of the advancements he developed in crop production. The Green Revolution was a time when drastically increased crop yields over a short period of years helped alleviate world hunger. It's said Borlaug saved more lives than any other person in history.

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