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Former Iowa state ag secretary Bill Northey dies at age 64

Bill Northey, who was Iowa’s top agriculture official for more than a decade and a leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died recently at the age of 64.

His death was publicly announced Monday by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, of which he was chief executive.

“Bill was a tireless advocate for agriculture and a beloved leader,” the association said.

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