AGRIBUSINESS: Borlaug Statue Unveiling

On Tuesday, a statue of the late “Father of the Green Revolution” Dr. Norman Borlaug will be unveiled at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

A native of Cresco in northeast Iowa, Borlaug’s work in drought-resistant wheat genetics is widely credited with saving a billion people from starvation.

Borlaug also has the unique distinction of being just one out of three Americans to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in their lifetimes.

Borlaug’s statue will stand in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, and marks his 100th birthday.

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