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Mike Johanns Quotes & Quotations
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    Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    I ended up being the governor of a very ag state, Nebraska. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    I meet with people in the industry on an ongoing basis. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    In 75 foreign countries, we have a presence in the USDA. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    In beef trade issues, we base our decisions upon science. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    In this day and age when we do so much business in foreign trade, we need the ability to identify trace an animal very quickly, identifying where it came from - where it has been, and where it is at today. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    My goal with the Canadian border is the same goal I have for Japan and Korea. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    Not upon politics, not upon who's pressuring who, but upon good, thoughtful science, always remembering that human health is our top priority. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    On the professional side, those 18 years on the farm instilled my love for agriculture. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    One of the things I would point out is the USDA does have regulatory jurisdiction over the companies involved in those industries. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    One of the things that I always say about bioterrorism, whether it's ourselves at the federal level, folks at the state level, or folks in the private industry, we've done many great things, especially since 9/11. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    People enjoy our meat and our poultry, as I do as a consumer. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    Producers are so much better-educated in issues related to terrorism. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    The big producer is going to figure out how to deal with whatever the rules are, but the little guy who is running a few hundred units or maybe feeding 1,500 cattle a year, how will they ever comply with these requirements? Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    The goal is to normalize trade relations based on sound science and consumer protection. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    The meat and poultry industries are outstanding industries, and it's going to be a very natural fit for me. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    The president has been a true friend of the ag industry, because he continues to invest large amounts of money at a time when savings is really the goal of the federal government to deal with the deficit. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    There is a tremendous amount of support for the approach we have taken, which again is to base our decisions on risk analysis and thoughtful scientific process. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    This president has said this has to be a priority for our nation, protecting our food supply from terrorist acts, so he continues to provide the funding that is necessary. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    Today, we can tell people we have a testing process and facilities in place on a nationwide basis. Mike_JohannsMike Johanns
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    We asked ourselves and the world to base decisions on good science, and I really believe the United States can be the leader in delivering that message to our international trading partners. Mike_Johanns/21.php">Mike Johanns
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    We need to always be vigilant on the sanitary issues. Mike_Johanns/22.php">Mike Johanns
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    We're going to do everything possible to make sure that food safety is always paramount, and that we work with the industry as aggressively as we can to make sure that we're paying attention to the food-safety issues. Mike_Johanns/23.php">Mike Johanns
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    When one cow was found with BSE in 2003, many of our trading partners closed their borders to our beef. Mike_Johanns/24.php">Mike Johanns
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    When we talk to Japan about reopening their borders to beef, we talk about science. Based upon good science, our beef is absolutely safe. Mike_Johanns/25.php">Mike Johanns