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Ag Secretary Bill Northey to visit American Natural Soy

Monday, January 31, 2011

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Bill Northey
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will be visiting Cherokee and O'Brien Counties on Wednesday, Feb. 2 as part of his efforts to visit each of Iowa's 99 counties again in 2011.

The meetings give Northey an opportunity to hear from Iowans and discuss agriculture and the issues facing farmers in the state.

Northey will be speaking at a crop fair hosted by the Iowa Corn Growers Association in Paullina and then will tour American Natural Soy in Cherokee.

"These meetings are a great opportunity to listen to farmers and learn more about what we need to be working on at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship," Northey said. "I have learned a lot from these meetings over the past four years and am looking forward to continuing to get out and hear from rural residents."

The details of the visits follow here:

O'Brien County -- 11:30 a.m., Speak to Iowa Corn Growers Crop Fair, American Legion Hall, 5624 460th St., Paullina.

Cherokee County -- 2 p.m., Tour American Natural Soy, 1510 S. 2nd St., Cherokee.

Northey, a corn and soybean farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his second term as Secretary of Agriculture. His priorities as Secretary of Agriculture are promoting the use of science and new technologies to better care for our air, soil and water, and reaching out to tell the story of Iowa agriculture.

American Natural Soy, Inc. of Cherokee is a leader in providing innovative organic processing of oils, flour and meal. They process soybeans, canola, sunflower, safflower and flax seeds while supplying their customers with unsurpassed quality, satisfaction and expertise. The company is committed to finding solutions and building long-term strategic relationships giving their customers an advantage with superior and unique products. Their mission is to provide the highest quality products and services that consistently meet or exceed the expectations of their customers.

They are a custom toll processor and contract manufacturer of organic oilseeds. Taking a proactive approach, American Natural Soy goes beyond traditional processing which focuses on processing mass quantities of product using least cost inputs. By fulfilling its customers' requests and supplying what the marketplace seeks, they have established themselves as an innovator in developing unique processes for niche markets.

They are a contract manufacturer of 100% certified organic soy lecithin available through Clarkson Soy Products, LLC. The Cherokee plant is the only plant in the world manufacturing 100% certified organic soy lecithin for retail sale.

American Natural Soy's oilseed crush and oil refining facility is state-of-the-art. The entire system is organic, chemical free, identity preserved and able to process a variety of oilseeds into food grade meal or flour and oil through extrusion and expelling methods and physical refinement.

They are Quality Assurance International, State of Iowa, and Orthodox Union Kosher certified as well as members of the Organic Trade Association and the National Grain and Feed Association.

Backed by years of experience in the manufacturing sector, American Natural Soy wants to diversify its activities while continuing to be a privileged partner to each and every one of its customers.

They are very enthusiastic about the future and continue to develop new methods and products for the ever-expanding organic



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