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304, 2018

Ag Policy Blog: Former Agriculture Secretary Laments Gridlock on Farm Bill

By |April 3rd, 2018|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

Former Agriculture Secretary Laments Gridlock on Farm Bill

4/3/2018 | 9:46 AM CDT
By  Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor

Mike Johanns, who worked on farm bills as both an Agriculture Secretary and U.S. senator, is becoming less optimistic that Congress will complete a farm bill this year.

Johanns, in a phone interview with DTN, noted the problem with debate over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and mid-term elections are complicating the prospects.

“The farm bill is more than stalled. It’s tied up in election-year politicking for sure,” Johanns said.

After two terms as Nebraska’s governor, Johanns led USDA from 2005-2007, then was in the U.S. Senate […]

204, 2018

Brownfield Ag News: Former USDA Secretaries Johanns, Vilsack Hope for Quick Trade Resolution

By |April 2nd, 2018|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

Former USDA Secretaries Johanns, Vilsack Hope for Quick Trade Resolution

April 2, 2018 By Tom Steever

Two former U.S. agriculture secretaries express hope that trade tensions between the U.S. and China will soon be over.  China is making good on tariff threats, imposing about $3 billion worth on 128 products ranging from pork to steel pipes.

The Chinese Ministry of Finance issued its order over the weekend suspending tariff reductions on 120 U.S. products and adding 25 percent to the current tariffs of eight other products including pork.

Former Secretary Mike Johanns, who served the second Bush Administration, told Brownfield Ag News he would treat China […]

2803, 2018

AgriTalk: A Farmer Forum with Sen. Mike Johanns You Don’t Want to Miss

By |March 28th, 2018|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

AgriTalk: A Farmer Forum with Sen. Mike Johanns You Don’t Want to Miss

AgriTalk Radio
Host: Mike Adams
March 28, 2018

It’s a Farmer Forum Wednesday…with a twist! Host Chip Flory calls Ken McCauley from Kansas, and Kevin Paap from Minnesota to the plate as Former Sen. Mike Johanns joins the program to talk with the farmers. In their first segment Chip asks what the Senator has been working on, and gets his thoughts on several trade issues. The farmers also chime in with questions about getting other farmers more involved in legislative issues.  After the break Senator Johanns, Chip, and the guys […]

1501, 2018

Can the Research & Development Tax Credit Be Applied to Your Farm?

By |January 15th, 2018|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

January 15, 2017
By Julie Speigel
Successful Farming

Just how innovative of a farmer or rancher are you? If you can answer yes to any of the following questions regarding your farm operation, you might consider learning more about the little-known, underused Research & Development (R&D) tax credit.

  • Have you experimented with new or different fertilizers?
  • Have you planted cover crops?
  • Have you developed new feeds/feeding techniques for livestock?
  • Have you implemented new ways to protect crops from disease?
  • Have you improved harvesting practices?

These are a few examples available to you that reward for innovative efforts, but there are many more possibilities. In years when cash flows are constricted by lower commodity prices, you should seek techniques and practices to keep additional dollars in your pocket. The R&D tax credit may be the tool that does just that.

What is the […]

1509, 2017

A Message from Former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns

By |September 15th, 2017|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

A Message from Former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns

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 […]

2208, 2017

Farmers Using The R&D Tax Credit – RFD-TV Interview With Former Ag Secretary Mike Johanns

By |August 22nd, 2017|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

Farmers Using The R&D Tax Credit – RFD-TV Interview With Former Ag Secretary Mike Johanns

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 […]

3107, 2017

Politico speaks with Secretary Johanns on the R&D credit and the upcoming farm bill

By |July 31st, 2017|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

JOHANNS’ NEW GOAL: GET FARMERS USING THE R&D TAX CREDIT:

Farmers have a lot on their wishlist for tax reform, should Congress ever get to it, but former Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns says many in agriculture aren’t taking advantage of a key credit already available to them. The former Nebraska governor, who led the USDA under President George W. Bush before serving a stint in the Senate, is on a mission to get farmers to use the federal R&D tax credit. That provision provides a dollar-for-dollar credit when a business tries something new in its operation, Johanns told MA.

The provision isn’t […]

3007, 2017

Scottsbluff Star Herald sits down with Secretary Johanns

By |July 30th, 2017|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

Johanns’ new role: Helping ag producers navigate tax credits

SCOTTSBLUFF — Mike Johanns has worn many hats.

He was governor of Nebraska, former Secretary of Agriculture, and a U.S. senator.

Johanns has now joined Houston-based tax consultancy firm alliantgroup, as its chairman of agriculture. The firm specializes in the area of government-sponsored credits and incentives, and in his new position, Johanns hopes to play a key role in guiding alliantgroup’s outreach on the various tax credits and incentives available for the benefit of the agricultural industry.

His main focus now is spreading the word to producers and ag innovators that they may be eligible […]

1707, 2017

Secretary Johanns speaks on the R&D credit and agriculture with Feedstuffs

By |July 17th, 2017|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

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 […]

1607, 2017

Brownfield Network Interviews Secretary Johanns

By |July 16th, 2017|Johanns In The News|0 Comments

FORMER AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TO DO TAX CONSULTING

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns is the new Chairman of Agriculture for tax consulting company alliantgroup.

“Basically what that means is I’m going to work with alliantgroup to do everything we can to make sure that agriculture from large to small does qualify for the tax credits that are already available to them, already on the books,” Johanns told Brownfield Ag News.

Johanns tells Brownfield it’ll be his job to consult with agriculture cooperatives and all sizes of farmers who may qualify for research and development tax credits because of investments in agriculture technology.

“That […]

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