USDA Official on Way Out

Embattled Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Ellen Haas will probably resign within the next few days, a key Agriculture Department source said today.

Potential replacements are Rob Fersh, president of the Food Research Action Coalition; Shirley Watkins, a USDA marketing official; Senate Agriculture aide Ed Barron, and House Agriculture aide Julia Paradis, but the source said there may be other candidates.

Stay up-to-date with federal news alerts and analysis — Sign up for GovExec's email newsletters.
Close [ x ] More from GovExec

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by eSignLive by VASCO

    Mobile E-Signatures for Government

    Learn 5 key trends that accelerate government demand for mobile signing.

  • Sponsored by Management Concepts

    SPONSORED: Successful Change Management Practices in the Public Sector

    How governmental agencies implement organizational change management.

  • Sponsored by Kronos

    Solving the Workforce Compliance Challenge

    Download this eBook to learn how data and automation can help state and local agencies.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.