Iowans who are still stumped about what to get that special someone for the holidays are encouraged to look for the “Iowa Grown” label and buy locally. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge says Iowa farmers, livestock producers, craftsmen and artisans will be eager to make another sale.In addition to Iowa-raised pork and beef, Judge says there are a wide variety of other products grown in the Hawkeye State that’d make great holiday gifts. Everything from honey to soybean products are available.Judge says Iowans who want a sweet-smelling pine tree to decorate should patronize an Iowa tree farm.The State Nursery is also offering holiday gift certificates that can be claimed in the spring for packages of all sorts of tree seedlings and shrubs. For information, call (800) 865-2477.
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