Chair of BIO's Governors Biotechnology Partnership, Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns Nominated to become Secretary of Agriculture
President Bush announced today that he will nominate Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns to be secretary of agriculture. If confirmed by the Senate, Johanns, 54, will succeed outgoing Secretary Ann Veneman...Johanns also happens to be the Chair of BIO's Governnors Biotechnology Partnership...Here's what they had to say, followed by a brief article on his nomination.
USDA Regulatory Policy Has Been 'Hijacked' by Agribusiness Industry
OMAHA, Neb July 23, 2004 (U.S. Newswire via COMTEX) -- A new report released today finds that regulatory policy at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been "hijacked" by the agribusiness industry, which has seen to it that many key policymaking positions at the agency are now held by individuals who previously worked for the industry.