Congress May Designate New Historic Site in Iowa

Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s Childhood Home to be honored

Posted by CC on February 16th, 2008 1:59 pm

On Monday, February 4, 2008, Senators Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin introduced legislation in the Senate to honor Iowa native Norman Borlaug by designating his birthplace and childhood home near Cresco a national historic site. Representatives Latham, King, Loebsack, Boswell, and Braley introduced similar legislation in the House. Dr. Borlaug is well known as the Father of the Green Revolution based on his work to develop high-yield and disease-resistant crops. He is one of only five people in history to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.