Ag secretary gets warm reception, but faces some tough questions

Bennett, David
June 2005
Southeast Farm Press;6/15/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 16, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns was received warmly by Arkansas farmers and businessmen at a meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. Despite an ample dose of southern hospitality, Johanns, who repeatedly insisted that President George W. Bush was right to cut agriculture spending in the face of record federal deficits, still faced a series of hard, direct questions and comments. Even the secretary's host, Democrat Senator Blanche Lincoln, frequently poked at him between attendees' queries at the meeting.


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