Ag Secretary decides one term enough

November 15, 2004: U.S. Ag Secretary Ann Veneman has tendered her resignation, according to a report in today’s Chicago Tribune. Veneman gave her letter of resignation to the President Friday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan states in the article. Chuck Conner, White House farm adviser, Democratic Rep. Charles Stenholm of Texas, who lost his seat in the Nov. 2 elections, Allen Johnson, the chief U.S. negotiator on agricultural issues, Bill Hawks, undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs and Charles Kruse, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation are considered among the front runners to succeed Veneman.

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