The Buhl area normally sells more plowshares than swords, but that does not mean there is no benefit from the nation's involvement in the Persian Gulf.

The Pentagon has ordered sweet corn from Green Giant in Buhl to feed 250,000 hungry troops in Saudi Arabia. And when Uncle Sam called, Green Giant was all ears."This one is strictly for the military. What we've heard is that it will probably go to the Persian Gulf," plant manager Darrell McRoberts said.

The order is for 41 truckloads, roughly 49,000 cases of one-gallon cans of Niblets. That is about the amount processed in one day of harvest operations at the plant, or 200 acres of corn, McRoberts said.