After careful thought and difficult deliberation, I am writing to inform you that I have decided to pursue a new opportunity to serve this great NationAgriculture Secretary Johanns resigns Sep 20, 2007
It can be a dozen different factors from farm to tablJohanns: 'Industrial' need for U.S crops Mar 01, 2007
If we are serious about securing the future of agriculture, we need to tend as well to our specialty crops as we have done with our program crops in past yearsJohanns calls for specialty-crop parity Feb 28, 2007
These openings represent progress in our efforts to reopen global markets for U.S. beefPeru, Colombia drop mad cow beef ban Nov 03, 2006
It's time that our surveillance efforts reflect what we now know is a very, very low level of BSE in the United StatesUSDA announces reduced mad cow testing Jul 20, 2006
Michael Owen "Mike" Johanns (born June 18, 1950) is an American Republican politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Nebraska since 2009. Previously he was the 38th Governor of Nebraska from 1999 to 2005 and was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007, becoming the fourth Nebraskan to hold the position. On November 4, 2008, Johanns was elected to the United States Senate for the state of Nebraska, becoming one of only two new Republican senators (with Jim Risch of Idaho) heading into the 111th United States Congress. In 2002 Johanns served as a Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association.
Johanns was born in Osage, Iowa, and grew up living and working on his family's farm. After graduating from high school, Johanns went on to study at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona. He earned a law degree from Creighton University. After his graduation, Johanns began practicing law in O'Neill and Lincoln, Nebraska.
Johanns served on the Lancaster County Board from 1983 to 1987 as a Democrat. In 1988 he was elected to the Lincoln City Council where he served from 1989 to 1991. He was elected as Mayor of Lincoln in 1991 and 1995.