BigNews.Biz - Apr 27,2012 - Johanns Statement Following Ag Committee Passage of Farm Bill
WASHINGTON –Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) issued the following statement after the Senate Agriculture Committee passed a draft of the farm bill:
"This farm bill is a positive step toward simple, responsible, and more market-oriented ag policy. I'm pleased that the Agriculture Committee has taken steps to reduce the deficit, and with the example it sets in how a committee can come together in a bipartisan way. Specifically, moving away from direct payments while bolstering the crop insurance program is good for our farmers and ranchers and good for American agriculture."
Johanns became the 28th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in January 2005. For nearly three years he worked to expand foreign market access for U.S. producers, promoted the growth of the renewable fuels industry and advanced cooperative conservation. Additionally, Johanns developed an in-depth farm bill proposal, which became the foundation for improvements and reforms adopted in the final 2008 farm bill.
Committee Assignments for Senator Johanns
The United States Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
The United States Senate Committee On Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs
The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
The United States Senate Committee On Indian Affairs
The United States Senate Committee On Veterans' Affairs