WASHINGTON — Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska will speak Sept. 14 at the joint American Bakers Association-Allied Trades of the Baking Industry board of directors dinner in Washington.

Mr. Johanns, a former secretary of agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2005-07, is a leader on commodity and agriculture issues as well as business issues impacting bakers.

"This will be an outstanding dialogue for the baking industry," said Robb MacKie, president and chief executive officer of the A.B.A.