- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Seven potential GOP presidential candidates plan to attend a summit in Iowa that will focus on agricultural issues.

Agriculture entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter announced the attendees Wednesday. He has received confirmation from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and businessman Donald Trump.

The event is scheduled for March 7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Attendees will appear individually with Rastetter on stage for 20 minutes to discuss a variety of topics, such as renewable fuels and land conservation.

Rastetter, who organized the gathering, is an agribusiness entrepreneur who previously founded and ran large hog production and ethanol companies. He’s also a major GOP donor in Iowa.



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