Branstad Donates Food Over Outback Wager

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad addresses the Linn Eagles at the Cedar Rapids Country Club on Friday, Jan. 13, 2011, in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/SourceMedia Group News)

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By Rachel Begle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is following up on a friendly wager with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal over the outcome of the Outback Bowl.

LSU beat Iowa 21-14 on Jan. 1 in the Outback Bowl.

Branstad says he is donating 100 pounds of Iowa ham to a food bank in his home state and 100 pounds of Iowa ham to a similar place in Louisiana.

Branstad's donations will benefit the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines and the Grace Place Ministries soup kitchen in Monroe, La.

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