Mike Johanns Quotes

Mike Johanns Quotes.

We need to always be vigilant on the sanitary issues.

We need to always be vigilant on the sanitary 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
The goal is to normalize trade relations based on sound science and consumer protection.
Mike Johanns
Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose.
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
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
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
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
People enjoy our meat and our poultry, as I do as a consumer.
Mike Johanns
There is a certain amount of momentum that is achieved when one country after another reopens their borders.
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
In beef trade issues, we base our decisions upon science.
Mike Johanns
The world is really figuring BSE out, and that’s positive.
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
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
We had Taiwan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Oman open their markets to our beef, and we’re excited about that.
Mike Johanns
On the professional side, those 18 years on the farm instilled my love for agriculture.
Mike Johanns
When one cow was found with BSE in 2003, many of our trading partners closed their borders to our beef.
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
Producers are so much better-educated in issues related to terrorism.
Mike Johanns
Food safety involves everybody in the food chain.
Mike Johanns