Vilsack adviser becomes interim leader of Ag Marketing Service

Elanor Starmer, a senior adviser to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, was named acting administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service following the departure of agency chief Anne Alonzo, said a USDA spokesman. Some 4,000 people work at AMS, which enforces grading standards, provides daily reports of market prices for hundreds of commodities, oversees the National Organic… » Read More

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