By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net
Monday, the Ohio State Fair was the setting for the kick-off of the Ohio Farmers for Romney movement. Former USDA Ag Secretary and current Senator from Nebraska Mike Johanns made an appearance along with U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs and State Senator Bob Peterson.
“One of the things that has attracted me to Governor Romney is that he understands that Ag policy is so much more than a single piece of legislation,” said Johanns, who serves as a National Co-Chair for Romney’s Ag Policy effort. “Not long ago we hosted listening session around the country centered on the new farm bill. It was then that I realized that what farmers were talking to me about was so much more than a farm bill. They were talking about good farm policy being good tax policy.”
Johanns said the differences between the two candidates on the ballot this November are stark and the outcome will be more important to rural America than ever before.
Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins had the opportunity to visit one-on-one with Senator Johanns about the Farm Bill, the election and how he feels Tom Vilsack is doing as head of USDA.