Amid the dispute, Gold sent the ISU Foundation revisions Oct. 1 to an informational brochure used for fundraising. The proposal included a section saying the institute would sponsor "dynamic nonpartisan research" in food safety, land conservation, renewable energy and other ag issues.
"Senator Harkin asked some trusted individuals familiar with his Congressional record and his historical papers and materials to suggest edits to the original Harkin Institute brochure," Gold wrote. "He asks that you consider these revisions for a new brochure."
Jones responded that the foundation would make all changes but delay the section on agriculture until the dispute was resolved.