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NFU's Roger Johnson on using ethanol and advanced biofuels

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NFU President Roger Johnson was elected National Farmers Union’s 14th president during the organization’s 107th anniversary convention in 2009. A third-generation family farmer from Turtle Lake, N.D., Johnson previously served as North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner, a position he was first elected to in 1996. Johnson grew up in Farmers Union, participating in the organization’s youth programs, serving as a county president and chairman of the board of a local Farmers Union cooperative. As president, Roger is the chief executive and public spokesman for the organization.

He talks to Doug about the NFU’s upcoming fly-in - When members of congress come back into town, NFU will have close to 300 members fly in to lobby their members of Congress. Also on the table is the depressed farm economy, health care, and NFU’s push for increased use of ethanol and advanced biofuels.