PRESS RELEASE from Romney
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Romney Press Office
March 13, 2012
MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCES
AGRICULTURE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
– Mitt Romney today
announced his Agriculture Advisory Committee.
country’s farmers and ranchers provide the most abundant, safest, and
affordable food supply of any country in the world,” said Mitt Romney.
“Not only do they feed our country, they also are responsible for
feeding billions of people across the world. They provide jobs for
millions of Americans and are an integral part of our economy. Along
with these leaders in agriculture, I will work to ensure that our food
supply will remain steady, safe, and affordable for our citizens.”
the formation of the Romney Agriculture Advisory Committee, Nebraska
Senator Mike Johanns said, “As a former Secretary of Agriculture, I
know the important role of our farmers and ranchers in maintaining both
a healthy economy and an affordable food supply. Governor Romney
understands that agriculture is a key source of strength and stability
for our economy, and he is committed to maintaining our country’s
strong farming heritage. The advisory committee looks forward to
providing counsel in this area in the coming months and to welcoming a
new era of agricultural policy under a new president.”
President Agriculture Advisory Committee:
Co-Chair, Senator Mike Johanns
U.S. Senator from Nebraska (2009-present); Secretary of U.S. Department
of Agriculture (2005-2007); Governor of Nebraska (1999-2005).
Co-Chair, Commissioner Adam Putnam-
Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture (2011-present); U.S.
House of Representatives from Florida (2001-2011).
Director, Nebraska Department of Agriculture (2005-present);
Owner/Operator of GTI Inc., a cow/calf and diversified crop farm in
central Nebraska (1984-present).
President and CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
(2009-present); Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of
Agriculture; Indiana Farmer.
Co-owner, Even Family Farms; South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture
(2007-2010); Director, South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic
President, The Russell Group, formerly Lesher and Russell (1986-2011);
Chief of Staff to Secretary of Agriculture John Block (1985); Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture
(1984); Vice President for Agriculture and Trade Policy, National
Council of Farmer Cooperatives (1982-84).
Founding member, Orange County Produce, LLC; Co-Chair, Solutions From
the Land Dialogue; Secretary, California Department of Food and
- Director, Missouri
Department of Agriculture (2007-2008).
Chairman U.S. Rice Federation (2006-2008); President, California State
Board of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010); Owner, Montna Farms.
President and CEO, Land O'Lakes; National Council of Farmer
Cooperatives (2005-present); National Milk Producers Federation
(1999-present); Grocery Manufacturers Association (2005-present).
President and CEO, Western Growers (2002-present); Reagan
Administration: Deputy Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of
(1981-1983); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near East and South Asian
Affairs (1983-1985); United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco
*Company/business names are provided for identification purposes only.