Obama makes surprise stop at Iowa organic farm

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) - President Barack Obama has made a surprise stop at a family-run organic farm in Iowa as he continues a Midwest tour on jobs and the economy.

The visit to MojoOrganic Farm Tuesday was the president's second stop on the 2-day, three-state tour. The farm supplies food for local schools and businesses.

Touting his administration's economic policies in a region still hit by high unemployment, Obama acknowledged in a speech earlier in the day at a wind energy plant that times are still tough for middle-class Americans. He hopes his message that progress is being made will resonate with voters this fall.

Obama also plans to stop in Illinois and Missouri before returning to the White House late Wednesday.

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