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    Food and Agriculture Policy Summit

    Former secretaries of agriculture discussed the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and potential changes in agriculture policy in the Obama administration.


    Former Secretary…

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    Agricultural Issues

    Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and others spoke at a summit on agribusiness at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Among the topics they addressed were employing new technologies like…

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    U.S. Agricultural Subsidies

    Secretary Johanns and others talked about U.S. farm subsidies and reform. It was noted that Congress is due to review and rewrite agriculture legislation in 2007. In regard to…

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    Canadian Beef and Cattle Imports

    Witnesses testified before the House Agriculture Committee on the importation of beef and cattle from Canada, past discoveries of “mad cow” disease in Canadian herds, the…

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    U.S.-China Trade Relations

    The leaders of the U.S. and the Chinese delegations to the annual Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) spoke to reporters. Among the issues they addressed were enforcement of…

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    Farm Bill Reauthorization

    Secretary Johanns testified the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of Agriculture for the reauthorization of farm programs. Among the topics he addressed were the…

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    Agricultural Trade Negotiations

    Three panels of witnesses testified about the state of agricultural negotiations in multi-year global trade talks named the “Doha Development Round” for Doha, Qatar, where the…

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    Impact of Mad Cow Disease on Imports

    Agriculture Department officials testified about the impact of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also called mad cow disease, on trade in cattle and beef products in North America and…

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    Republican Agenda

    Republican leaders addressed College Republicans on a variety of issues. Topics included holding the national majority for 10 years, responses to September 11 and uniting behind…

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    Avian Influenza Preparations

    Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, Secretary Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, and Secretary of Interior Gale Norton spoke to reporters about threats to the U.S. posed by an avian…

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    International Agricultural Negotiations

    Secretary Johanns talked about the influence of the 2007 Farm Bill on the U.S. position in the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization negotiations. He also responded to questions…

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    Agriculture and Trade Policy

    Secretary Johanns talked about a number of agriculture and trade issues such as funding for the Agriculture Department, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, food safety, and an…

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    Central American Free Trade Agreement

    The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the potential impact of the Dominican Republic-Central America free trade agreement on the agriculture and food sectors. They talked…

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    Mad Cow Disease

    Secretary Johanns spoke to reporters about an investigation into a recent shipment to Japan of U.S. beef that was suspected of being at risk for mad cow disease. Japanese officials…

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    Tribal Nations Legislative Summit

    Administration officials and lawmakers spoke to members of the National Congress of American Indians about a number of policy issues affecting tribal governance and relations with the…

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    Agricultural Issues

    Secretary Johanns was interviewed about agricultural issues. After he left, the reporters discussed his responses with the host. Topoics included international market for U.S.…

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    Agriculture Secretary Resignation

    Secretary Johanns announced his resignation at the White House. He was expected to launch a campaign for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Nebraska.

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    The Farm Bill

    Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns talked about the farm bill and agriculture policy. He focused on ways current legislation answered the administration’s call for needed…

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    Farm Bill Proposals

    Secretary Johanns spoke to reporters about the administration’s farm bill proposals to end farm subsidies for an estimated 80,000 wealthy individuals as part of a broad plan that…

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