I believe our actions fully address the facts that led to this incident and provide added protections on a broader scale to prevent similar problems in the futureU.S. addresses problems in beef shipments Feb 17, 2006
The president's agriculture budget provides important resources for farmers and ranchers, while doing our part to avoid passing on the deficit to our children and grandchildrenUSDA sees $3B cut in budget Feb 06, 2006
Given the severity of the hurricane, the agricultural losses could have been much greater. With that said, there is along road ahead for many of our producers who face infrastructure and long-term losses not accounted for in this assessmentKatrina causes $900M in crop damage Sep 21, 2005
I want to make sure we continue to give consumers every reason to be confident in the health of our cattle herdSecond U.S. case of mad cow confirmed Jun 24, 2005
Now that may not sound like much here in Washington, but to a small business in Nebraska, that would go a long way to putting another American to workGOP accuses Obama of killing jobs Jul 31, 2010
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.