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Written by Heather Lilienthal   
Monday, 12 December 2011 16:13

Portion of proceeds donated to Iowa food banks

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – Dec. 7, 2011 – The exclusive ANF (America Needs Farmers)/Farm Strong gear has been in demand for months and now Farm Bureau members can purchase newly-offered apparel offered at a discounted price, just in time for the holidays.  The special offering of ANF/Farm Strong gear is announced in conjunction with Iowa Farm Bureau Week, Dec. 4-11.

A portion of the sales’ proceeds will be directed to Iowa food banks.

Items available for purchase include short- and long-sleeve t-shirts for adults and children, sweatshirts, baseball hats and stocking caps.  Members can order the merchandise by logging on to the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s website’s ( “Members Only” section and clicking on the “ANF Merchandise” rotating window.

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the University of Iowa Athletics Department formed a five-year partnership this summer to raise awareness of the ANF logo’s history and help consumers understand the immense challenges and opportunities today’s farmers face.  “America Needs Farmers” was created by former UI football coach Hayden Fry during the Farm Crisis of the 1980s and embraced today by the Hawkeyes’ current head coach, Kirk Ferentz. For more information about ANF, visit


About Iowa Farm Bureau

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots, statewide organization dedicated to enhancing the People, Progress and Pride of Iowa.  More than 153,000 families in Iowa are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve farm and rural prosperity.  For more information about Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit the online media center at

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