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Wisconsin Agconnection interviews Secretary Johanns

Former Ag Secretary Mike Johanns Joins Alliantgroup as Ag Chair

Alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy in the area of government-sponsored credits and incentives, announced today the addition of former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns as the firm’s new Chairman of Agriculture. A former Governor and U.S. Senator for Nebraska, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience in government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development.

In his new position, Johanns will play a key role in guiding the firm’s outreach on various tax credits and incentives available for the benefit of the agricultural industry. With his lifetime of public service and extensive network within the sector, Johanns will be alliantgroup’s main advisor for the industry and support the firm’s growing team of agricultural professionals. In addition to helping build alliantgroup’s agricultural practice, Johanns will be a resource to the firm’s clients, CPA partners and industry alliances by providing insight on the inner workings of Washington and updates on potential policy changes and their anticipated impact on American businesses.

“My new role with alliantgroup has given me the chance to bring real economic opportunity back to rural America,” said Johanns. “During my years of public service, I was committed to supporting small and mid-sized businesses and alliantgroup’s mission falls perfectly in line with that commitment. Having grown up on a farm in Iowa, agriculture is a personal passion of mine, and I’m eager to help this industry grow and stay competitive in the global market. I look forward to helping alliantgroup educate companies on the powerful business incentives available.”

As the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007, Johanns managed 18 different agencies that comprised a staff of 90,000 employees worldwide and a budget of $93 billion. During his tenure, Johanns opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple agricultural breakthroughs as a negotiator for the Doha Development Round. He also served as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and was one of the state’s United States Senators from 2009-2015.

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