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    USDA's Secretary of Agribusiness?



    Mad Cow, Food Safety, Bioterrorism, Genetically Engineered foods, the future of family farmers and rural America...

    These are just a few of the challenges facing the new Secretary of Agriculture nominee Mike Johanns, currently governor of Nebraska.

    Critics, who label Johanns as the USDA's future Secretary of 'Agribusiness,' cite examples, including the governor's attempt to gut Nebraska's 23-year-old ban on corporations owning farmland.

    Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we learn about the challenges Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns will have to face.


    This Week's Guests:

    Philip Brasher — Washington Correspondent, Des Moines Register




    Christopher Cook — Author: Diet for a Dead Planet: How the Food Industry if Killing Us




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