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China welcomes Trump’s choice for U.S. ambassador

Dec 7, 2016
China’s Foreign Ministry today welcomed President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next ambassador to China. Branstad is a long-time friend of Chinese President Xi Jinping. And, as a farm-belt governor, he knows the value of agricultural trade with China, one of our top agricultural export markets. Last year, China imported […]
President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad raise their glasses in a toast at a State Dinner at the state Capitol in February 15, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Gov. Terry Branstad: The case for 'pink slime'

Apr 11, 2012
The Republican governor of Iowa defends lean finely textured beef -- otherwise known as pink slime -- and worries about what all the negative press could do to the beef industry.