Washington, DC – The U-S Senate is moving quickly to confirm a new secretary for the Department of Agriculture. Governor Mike Johanns from Nebraska received the unanimous support of the Agriculture Committee today. During the fairly relaxed hearing Wyoming's senior Senator, Craig Thomas, asked Johanns about country of origin food labels, drought relief and the upcoming farm bill. Afterwards Thomas says he was impressed with the way Johanns answered those questions.
Johanns also vowed to keep working to begin exporting beef to Japan.
The full senate must still give its approval to the Nebraska governor.