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Johanns talks tax credits, trade and more

Former agriculture secretary Mike Johanns discusses his latest role encouraging producers to take advantage of underutilized R&D tax credit, trade and current ag cycle.

Love for agriculture was always at the heart of how Mike Johanns, former secretary of agriculture and Nebraska senator, served farmers. He continues to stay plugged into the goings-on of agriculture and remains an advocate for ways to help producers succeed.

Johanns served as agriculture secretary from 2005 to 2007 under the George W. Bush Administration. During his tenure, Johanns opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple agricultural…

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Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns (right) visits with Iowa farmer and now Iowa ag secretary Bill Northey (left) and Monsanto chief technology office Robb Fraley (middle) at the Farm Progress Show in 2006.

Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns (right) visits with Iowa farmer and now Iowa ag secretary Bill Northey (left) and Monsanto chief technology office Robb Fraley (middle) at the Farm Progress Show in 2006.

JohannsMike Johanns was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007 as well as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and the state’s U.S. Senator from 2009-2015. As alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development. As the Secretary of Agriculture, he managed 18 different agencies, opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple agricultural breakthroughs as a negotiator for the Doha Development Round.