The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Charles F. Conner to serve as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.

"Chuck Conner's lifelong dedication to agriculture and his many years as an outstanding public servant will be an important asset to enhancing USDA's many missions," said Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns. "His management abilities and understanding of the opportunities facing America's farmers, ranchers and our rural communities in the 21st century will be an integral component to the success of USDA initiatives."

Source: Government Release