Concannon confirmed for USDA post
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The Senate confirms Kevin Concannon as under secretary of agriculture for food, nutrition and consumer services July 31. Concannon previously led health and human services departments in Iowa, Maine and Oregon (1"The Tan Sheet" May 4, 2009, In Brief)
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