Looking toward the 2006 mid-term elections, there are now 21 House vacancies due to members retiring or seeking another office. Five senators also have announced their retirements. On the agriculture side, Sen. Mark Dayton (D-MN) who serves on the Senate Ag Committee, is retiring after one term; while Rep. Tom Osborne (R-NE), who serves on the House Ag Committee, intends to run for governor of Nebraska.