The National Farmers Union has named North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner, Roger Johnson, as leader of the organization.
All members met at the 107th Anniversary National Farmers Union Convention where the announcement was made.
Johnson is aware the economy is a huge concern with the union and anyone in agriculture. “Today’s economic climate underscores the importance of having policies in place that allow farmers and ranchers to survive during tough times,” he said.
It is no surprise Johnson was appointed leadership with his strong agriculture background.
“I grew up in Farmers Union and believe strongly in the positions NFU advocates,” Johnson said. “I look forward to working with Farmers Union members, those both inside and outside of agriculture, and policy makers on both sides of the aisle to improve the quality of life for those who live, work and raise their families in rural America.”
Johnson not only grew up in Farmers Union, but also participated in its youth programs, and serving positions on the board of local Farmers Union cooperative. Farming was always in his family, being a third-generation farmer out of Turtle Lake, N.D. Johnson was eventually elected North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner and was most recently the president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He had a key role in designing the 2008 Farm Bill.
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