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Former Purdue Grad Heads U.S. Ag Department

Last updated on Friday, September 21, 2007

(WEST LAFAYETTE) - President George W. Bush has named a Purdue University agricultural alumnus as acting head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Chuck Conner succeeds Mike Johanns, who resigned to run for the senate.

The Otterbein, Indiana native is a 1980 Purdue graduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics.

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