U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns has announced the resignation of Deputy Secretary Jim Moseley effective today.

"Jim has accomplished many things for agriculture both domestically and around the world," says Johanns. "One of those accomplishments has been to foster a working relationship with the Afghan government and its people to help them rebuild the agricultural infrastructure in Afghanistan. This partnership not only is helping feed and clothe Afghan citizens, but it also is helping spread democracy."

To complete some critical aspects of this important effort, Johanns has asked Moseley to remain at USDA through June 1 as a special advisor to the Secretary regarding the Afghan partnership.

Source: Government Release