Decoding the Farm Bill & Unlocking R&D Potential | Secretary Mike Johanns & Tim Taschner

About the Guests

Mike Johanns was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007 as well as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and the state’s U.S. Senator from 2009-2015. As alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development.

As the Secretary of Agriculture, he managed 18 different agencies, opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple agricultural breakthroughs as a negotosh.

Tim Taschner leads a team of agricultural experts and has completed hundreds of agricultural case studies involving farming, food processing and livestock production. To date, Tim and his team have found an estimated $150 million in federal and state R&D tax credits.

Tim Taschner Secretary Mike Johanns

What can you expect to learn from this episode?

  • Farm Bill Dynamics: Insights into political debates and budget priorities affecting agriculture.
  • Mike’s Political Journey: From farm life to influential political roles, intertwining agriculture and governance.
  • R&D Tax Credits for Agriculture: Exploring how everyday farming innovations can lead to significant tax savings.
  • Practical R&D in Farming: Demonstrating how standard farm practices can qualify as research, unlocking financial benefits.
  • Agriculture’s Continuous Evolution: Recognizing the industry’s adaptability and complexity, contrary to perceptions of resistance to change.