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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., complimented President Bush on his recent nominee to fill the post of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Mike Johanns resigned as governor of Nebraska to accept the nomination. If confirmed by the Senate he would replace Secretary Ann Veneman who resigned recently.

"Mr. Johanns knows the importance of agriculture in rural America and the impact it has on the entire country. He has a solid background in agriculture and has served the state of Nebraska as governor for two terms," said Enzi. "I look forward to working with Mr. Johanns to make country of origin labeling a reality and to bring aid to Wyoming to help with the continuing drought. Being from a neighboring state, Mr. Johanns understands the importance of water to our region and to agriculture. I will also be looking for Mr. Johanns to help me help ranchers achieve an equal playing field with major meat packers in the market.

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