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We had Taiwan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Oman open their markets to our beef,
by Mike Johanns

We had Taiwan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Oman open their markets to our beef,
and we're excited about that.
- Mike Johanns

My goal with the Canadian border is the same goal I
have for Japan and Korea.
- Mike Johanns

Today, we can tell people we have a testing process
and facilities in place on a nationwide basis.
- Mike Johanns

When one cow was found with BSE in 2003,
many of our trading partners closed their borders to our beef.
- Mike Johanns

 

Fortunately, when it comes to meat and poultry,
I have the really wonderful situation of having producers
and processors that produce and process a very high-quality product.
- Mike Johanns

The industry is becoming very ready for animal identification.
- Mike Johanns

We need to always be vigilant on the sanitary issues.
- Mike Johanns

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Producers are so much better-educated in issues related to terrorism.
- Mike Johanns

In 75 foreign countries, we have a presence in the USDA.
- Mike Johanns

I meet with people in the industry on an ongoing basis.
- Mike Johanns

The world is really figuring BSE out,
and that's positive.
- Mike Johanns

People enjoy our meat and our poultry,
as I do as a consumer.
- Mike Johanns

On the professional side, those 18 years on the farm
instilled my love for agriculture.
- Mike Johanns

This president has said this has to be a priority for our nation,
protecting our food supply from terrorist acts,
so he continues to provide the funding that is necessary.
- Mike Johanns

The goal is to normalize trade relations based on sound
science and consumer protection.
- Mike Johanns

There is a tremendous amount of support for the approach we have taken,
which again is to base our decisions on risk analysis
and thoughtful scientific process.
- Mike Johanns

The meat and poultry industries are outstanding industries,
and it's going to be a very natural fit for me.
- Mike Johanns

In beef trade issues, we base our decisions upon science.
- Mike Johanns

Food safety involves everybody in the food chain.
- Mike Johanns

Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline
and a commitment to purpose.
- Mike Johanns

There is a certain amount of momentum that is achieved
when one country after another reopens their borders.
- Mike Johanns

I ended up being the governor of a very ag state,
Nebraska.
- Mike Johanns

One of the things that I always say about bioterrorism,
whether it's ourselves at the federal level,
folks at the state level, or folks in the private industry,
we've done many great things, especially since 9/11.
- Mike Johanns

Our job is to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe,
wholesome, accurately labeled for the benefit of the American consumers,
and to make sure that they are in compliance with all federal laws.
- Mike Johanns

In this day and age when we do so much business in foreign trade,
we need the ability to identify trace an animal very quickly,
identifying where it came from - where it has been,
and where it is at today.
- Mike Johanns

The president has been a true friend of the ag industry,
because he continues to invest large amounts of money
at a time when savings is really the goal of the federal
government to deal with the deficit.
- Mike Johanns

The big producer is going to figure out how to deal
with whatever the rules are,
but the little guy who is running a few hundred units
or maybe feeding 1,500 cattle a year,
how will they ever comply with these requirements?
- Mike Johanns

I never would have believed as a candidate for the U.S.
Senate that the U.S.
government could buy GM without a hearing,
with no vote, yes or no.
There are billions and billions of dollars at stake here.
- Mike Johanns

We asked ourselves and the world to base decisions on good science,
and I really believe the United States can be the leader
in delivering that message to our international trading partners.
- Mike Johanns

We're going to do everything possible to make sure
that food safety is always paramount,
and that we work with the industry as aggressively
as we can to make sure that we're paying attention
to the food-safety issues.
- Mike Johanns

Science is the international language,
so when we are able to convince countries that good
decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science,
that's a real success story for us.
- Mike Johanns

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby


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