Johanns says: "Next farm bill must consider exports"

Hollis, Paul L.
December 2005
Southeast Farm Press;12/7/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 27, p10
Trade Publication
The article presents the views of farmers and legislators on the next U.S. Farm Bill. Mike Johanns, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, expressed his views on the farm bill at the Department of Agriculture Farm Bill Forum that was held at Moultrie, Georgia. He emphasized that the next farm bill must consider export markets as 95 percent of the U.S. customer base is outside the country. According to farmer Van Murphy, farmers in Georgia and the Southeast had gained from the 2002 farm bill. Another vegetable grower Bill Brim is concerned about legal farm labor.


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