Just last Friday I asked Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, what he thinks about farmers using computers and the internet and he responded with a personal anecdote. When I got back to the office I had a news release from USDA in my inbox announcing some more money provide for “BROADBAND “COMMUNITY CONNECT” GRANTS.”
I didn’t get to do a one-on-one interview with Secretary Johanns after his speech here in St. Louis today. There were a number of local media here as you can see. So we just did a joint q&a session.
Right now we just learned that the St. Louis Agribusiness Club leader of the year award is going to Sen. Jim Talent who couldn’t be with us today. That’s too bad since he is such a big supporter of agribusiness in the state of Missouri.
We’re into question and answer here with the Secretary.
Right now Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, is speaking here in St. Louis.
It seems like I run into Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, everywhere these days. Today it was in the Pentagon at the Dept. of Defense, biobased products event that was put together with a lot of work by the United Soybean Board.
Our USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, Thomas Dorr was on hand here at the Farm Progress Show.
Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns toured the Farm Progress Show today.
Afterward he met with the press. He basically summarized the action the administration is taking to help drought-stricken farmers and then talked about renewable energy and energy efficiency funding.
Our Agriculture Secretary is sure getting around these days. He was in Kansas City this week. Here’s a couple more places we’ll be seeing him.
Second day of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture ID INFO Expo was a busy one, between the Secretary of Agriculture and the protesters. A small but vocal group gathered outside the Westin in Kansas City with signs and umbrellas saying “No to NAIS.” I figured that about 99 percent of the people passing by on Grand Avenue had no …