President Bush has nominated Bruce Knight to be USDA's Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, and Nancy Montanez to serve as USDA Under Secretary for Food Nutrition and Consumer Services. Knight currently serves as Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) administrator. Earlier, he worked for the National Corn Growers Association and former Senators Bob Dole (R-KS) and James Abdnor (R-SD). Montanez currently serves as Nebraska's director of health and human services.
-- P. Scott Shearer, Washington, D.C., correspondent