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Mike Johanns on Free Trade

Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor


Open up new markets for agricultural & beef exports

These are exciting times for agriculture families. The crops that will propel our nation’s future energy supply, ethanol and biodiesel, are produced across Nebraska. We are opening up new markets for our exports, including beef. Yet, challenges remain. We need agricultural policies that expand trade and strengthen important programs that provide a critical safety net for our farmers and ranchers while not raising their taxes.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, mikejohanns2008.com, “Issues” , Mar 2, 2008

Sponsored bill for post-mad-cow access to Japan beef markets.

Johanns sponsored S.RES.452 & H.RES.1196

    Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that--
  1. it is not in the interest of either the US or Japan to arbitrarily restrict market access for their close partners;
  2. trade between the US and Japan should be conducted with mutual respect and based on sound science;
  3. since banning US beef in Dec. 2003, Japan has not treated US beef producers fairly;
  4. both Japan and the US should comply with guidelines based on sound science;
  5. Japan should immediately expand market access for US exporters of both bone-in and boneless beef beyond the existing standard of beef from cattle 20 months and younger; and
  6. the President should insist on increased access for US exporters of beef and beef products to the market in Japan.
Source: Resolution on Japanese trade 10-SR452 on Mar 11, 2010

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