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  Ann Veneman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Veneman was raised on a peach farm in Modesto, California.
Her father, John Veneman, was former undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare and member of the California State Assembly.
Veneman began her legal career as a staff attorney with the General Counsel's office of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District in Oakland, California, in 1976.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ann_Veneman   (1613 words)

  
 Sacramento Lawyer: Ann Veneman - October / November 2001
Veneman combined her agricultural upbringing on a Modesto peach farm with a political science degree from the University of California Davis, a master's degree in public policy from the University of California Berkeley, and a law degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law to become the top policy advisor for American agriculture.
Veneman she served as the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 1995 to 1999, a period where California's agricultural trade expanded to nearly $4 billion annually.
During Veneman's confirmation hearing, she repeated President George W. Bush's belief that, "The spirit of the American farmer is emblematic of the spirit of America, signifying the values of hard work, faith and entrepreneurship." The Secretary went on to pledge to foster an atmosphere of teamwork, innovation, mutual respect and common sense.
www.sacbar.org /members/saclawyer/oct_nov2001/veneman.html   (589 words)

  
 World Food Prize Symposium 2003 - Ann Veneman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ann Veneman was sworn in as the 27th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in January 2001.
Ann earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California Davis, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California Berkeley, and a juris doctorate degree from the University of California.
Ann Veneman is also making a difference, creating opportunities for farmers and ensuring a safe and abundant food supply for all the citizens of the United States.
www.worldfoodprize.org /Symposium/2003/03presentations/veneman.htm   (2619 words)

  
 Ann Veneman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ann M. Veneman was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in as the 27th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 20, 2001.
Secretary Veneman, an attorney, was raised on a peach ranch in Modesto, California.
A graduate of Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Davis, and a master's degree in public policy from the University of California at Berkeley, and a juris doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
www.historicmodesto.com /annveneman.html   (258 words)

  
 Bush Flunky Unfit to Lead UNICEF
Veneman lived up to the most dire expectations regarding her nomination, creating a record of service to the interests of multinational corporations at the expense of farmers and consumers.
Veneman has stepped down as secretary of agriculture but, in what has now become a pattern for the Bush administration, her years of disservice have been rewarded with a nomination to serve as the new executive director of UNICEF, the U.N. agency that is responsible for protecting children's health, welfare and rights.
Veneman's training and experience as a corporate lawyer for agribusiness do not qualify her for the substantial task of leading the agency most responsible for the rights of children worldwide.
www.commondreams.org /views05/0324-30.htm   (747 words)

  
 UNICEF - Press centre - Ann M. Veneman - Executive Director
Ann M. Veneman assumed the leadership of UNICEF on May 1, 2005, becoming the fifth Executive Director to lead UNICEF in its 60-year history.
Prior to joining UNICEF, Veneman served as the 27th Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, managing a department of 111,000 employees; a program level of $113 billion that would rank sixth-largest if it were a U.S. corporation; and one of the most diverse and challenging missions in government.
Veneman earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Davis; a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley; and a juris doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
www.unicef.org /media/media_3496.html   (1165 words)

  
 Meet Ann Veneman - Perhaps Bush’s Most Dangerous Cabinet Pick
Veneman has served as a key member of the Reagan and Bush administration farm teams, as director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture during the gubernatorial administration of agribusiness favorite Pete Wilson, as an agribusiness lawyer and as a member of the national steering committee of Farmers and Ranchers for Bush.
Indeed, Veneman is a biotech absolutist who served on the board of Calgene, the corporation that launched the first genetically engineered food in 1994.
Veneman has for the better part of two decades served as the point person for a so-called "modern" vision of farming that has more to do with global-positioning satellites and genetic engineering of the food supply than the tending of fields and the care of animals.
www.commondreams.org /views01/0115-04.htm   (858 words)

  
 Boston.com / Business / Farm sector ponders life after Ann Veneman
Officials said Veneman's familiarity with the state's array of specialty crops and her previous experience as Gov. Pete Wilson's secretary of food and agriculture made her invaluable in promoting exports and fighting California's unique pest and disease problems.
Veneman, a lawyer raised in the state's fertile San Joaquin Valley, was the nation's first female U.S. agriculture secretary and the second Californian to hold the post.
Veneman's four-year tenure under Bush has drawn praise in California, where she smoothed problems over exports, led trade missions to other nations, delivered $22 million to fight an outbreak of poultry disease and calmed fears during a mad cow scare last year.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2004/11/22/farm_sector_ponders_life_after_ann_veneman?mode=PF   (591 words)

  
 The Body: Agriculture Secretary Veneman Named UNICEF Director
Outgoing Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman -- whom U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has nominated to become executive director of UNICEF in May -- on Tuesday said reproductive health and education issues were not relevant to the agency's mission, the AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
Veneman was President Bush's choice for the position, and the nomination by Annan is seen as part of an effort by the United Nations to "patch up strained relations with the Bush administration," according to VOA News (Heinlein, VOA News, 1/19).
Veneman said she would attempt to "serve as a bridge" to the Bush administration in working toward the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals, according to VOA News.
www.thebody.com /kaiser/2005/jan19_05/veneman_unicef.html   (597 words)

  
 Ann Veneman: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ann Veneman was raised on a peach farm in Modesto, EHandler: no quick summary.
Veneman joined the United States Department of Agriculture[Click link for more facts about this topic]'s Foreign Agricultural Service in 1986, EHandler: no quick summary.
(Veneman "proposed a forest roadbuilding rule that opponents said reversed a 2001 plan developed by the former Clinton administration." Her proposal "would effectively exempt states from federal restrictions on logging and road construction in environmentally sensitive areas, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/an/ann_veneman.htm   (1926 words)

  
 ANN VENEMAN NAMED NEW USDA SECRETARY: EMPHASIZES "FREE TRADE" AND GENETIC ENGINEERING
Ann Veneman, 51, no stranger to "free trade," genetic engineered crops and corporate agribusiness, has been named by George W. Bush to be his administration's new Secretary of Agriculture.
Numerous press reports on Veneman's nomation to be USDA Secretary have claimed that she was the first woman in California to hold that high position in the state, however, such claims are erroneous and dishonor the memory of Rose Bird.
Veneman is expected to be easily confirmed as the new USDA Secretary owing to the fact that she enjoys "bipartisan" support in the Congress and because of her known expertise in international agricultural trade.
www.mapcruzin.com /news/news010201c.htm   (833 words)

  
 Ann Veneman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ann Margaret Veneman (born June 29, 1949) was the United States' 27th Secretary of Agriculture, and was a director of Calgene, the first company to market genetically-engineered food.
At this point Veneman took a break from political and administrative office to practice with the high-power law firm and lobby group, and also severed on the Board of Directors of Calgene, which became the first company to market genetically-engineered food.
One of her clients at was Dole Foods, the world's largest producer of fruit and vegetables.
springboro.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ann_Veneman   (1123 words)

  
 DAHEF - Hall of Fame - 2002 - Ann Veneman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ann M. Veneman was sworn in as the 27th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 20, 2001.
Since taking office, Secretary Veneman has worked to foster economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers, ensure a safe and wholesome food supply, protect agriculture against pests and diseases, encourage conservation and environmental stewardship, invest in rural communities, and support the next generation of agricultural leaders through new educational opportunities.
Secretary Veneman has been a strong advocate of agriculture education and established the "Leaders of Tomorrow" initiative to strengthen USDA education programs, particularly those involved with mentoring young adults.
www.dahef.org /HallOfFame/2002-Veneman.html   (288 words)

  
 Ann Veneman at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ann Margaret Veneman is the current and 27th Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Veneman was actively involved in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations, NAFTA, and the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
Secretary Veneman, an attorney, was raised on a peach farm in Modesto, California.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Ann_Veneman.html   (246 words)

  
 Democracy Now! | Agriculture Secretary Veneman's Tenure Marked by Anthrax Scare, Trade Disputes and Mad Cow Disease
Veneman's tenure spanned a tumultuous period that included the 2001 anthrax scare, the 2002 farm bill; major agricultural trade disputes with Europe, Asia and Brazil; and what was presented as the first verified U.S. case of mad cow disease earlier this year.
As we move from Condoleezza Rice to Ann Veneman, she had campaigned feverishly for President Bush in key farm states in the run-up to the November 2 election.
Ann Veneman was certainly qualified to be Secretary of Agriculture, if the qualification begins with a long history of serving agribusiness, and that seems to be the principal qualification in the U.S. for that position.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=04/11/16/1611229   (1178 words)

  
 American President
Born in 1949, Ann M. Veneman was raised on a peach ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley.
When her former boss, Pete Wilson, was elected governor of California in 1995, he appointed Veneman California's secretary of food and agriculture; she won the support of farmers by laboring to open new foreign markets and taking steps against pests.
Her subsequent nomination to head the Department of Agriculture was reflective of her loyalty to George W. Bush: in 1999, Veneman was one of six California Republicans named to his California exploratory committee, and at the Republican National Convention in 2000, she sat on the national steering committee of Farmers and Ranchers for Bush.
www.americanpresident.org /history/bushgeorgew/cabinet/agriculturesecretary/venemanann/h_index.shtml   (364 words)

  
 People Health Movemet
Ann Veneman as the next Executive Director of UNICEF that we have written and are distributing this Letter of Concern calling for a rethinking of both the appointment and the appointment process.
Veneman’s most noteworthy support of agribusiness over people’s health concerns is her unequivocal support for genetically modified foods and the biotechnology industry.
Veneman asserted in a press conference that reproductive health and education were “not relevant to the missions of UNICEF.”(9) As all experienced in child health and welfare know, a mother’s access to reproductive health and education including child spacing are in fact central determinants of child health.
www.saveunicef.org   (1879 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Annan to nominate U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to head U.N. ...
UNITED NATIONS – Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced Monday that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman is his choice to head the United Nations children's agency, which works in 158 countries to protect the rights of youngsters.
Veneman was appointed the first female U.S. agriculture secretary by President Bush and resigned after his re-election without saying what she would do next.
Veneman started her career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1986, working in its Foreign Agricultural Service.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050117-1745-unicef-veneman.html   (469 words)

  
 ABC News: Profile: Ann Veneman
But Veneman’s skills at finding foreign markets for California’s peaches, pears and pistachios earned her plaudits all around — and show what may be a priority for the Bush Agriculture Department.
Ann understands the importance of opening new markets and expanding agricultural trade around the globe,” California Farm Bureau Federation President Bill Pauli said in a statement.
Veneman, 51, trained as a lawyer, with her rural background eventually pointing her interests toward agriculture.
abcnews.go.com /Politics/story?id=122180&page=1   (326 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Ann Veneman
From 1991 to 1993, Veneman served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Veneman serves on the Board of Directors of the Farm Foundation and the Close-up Foundation.
She is a member of the Bar in California and in the District of Columbia, and is admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court.
www.pbs.org /newshour/inauguration/transition/veneman.html   (436 words)

  
 News & Features | CABINET SHAKE-UP
Veneman has been a true believer that scientific tinkering always leaves food safe for consumption, and under her watch, the USDA advanced that position considerably.
But Veneman’s faith has been strongest in her approach to the environment, which is a significant part of the USDA’s charge, largely through the National Forest Service.
Veneman, after all, was just one of a dozen high-ranking USDA appointees with strong ties to industry, according to the AAI report.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/news_features/this_just_in/documents/04272180.asp   (666 words)

  
 Welcome to California Heartland
Her father, John Veneman, was a farmer who was also active in state and national politics.
Ann became an attorney then followed in her father’s political footsteps.
It provided Ann with a chance to fix a favorite holiday dish, one introduced to her by a friend who’s now the Secretary of Agriculture in Kansas: a beef tenderloin with a fl pepper crust.
www.californiaheartland.org /archive/hl_212/venem.htm   (678 words)

  
 Farm Service Agency - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-FSA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
LUBBOCK, TEXAS — August 14, 2001 — When U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman walked through the doors of the Lubbock, Texas USDA Farm Service Agency, she was greeted in true Texas style with warm faces and firm, friendly handshakes.
Veneman was a welcome sight to staff members and representatives of the local agriculture community — especially considering the nature of her visit.
Secretary Veneman graciously thanked FSA and the sister agencies for their dedication and commitment to the Department, but most importantly for their dedication and commitment to the nation's farmers and ranchers.
www.fsa.usda.gov /pas/publications/veneman/lubbock.asp   (383 words)

  
 Ann Veneman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The new Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, is a friend of Monsanto.
Ann Veneman's record is a cause for concern.
In addition, as California's Agriculture Secretary she opposed efforts to ban methyl bromide -- a toxic ozone-depleting pesticide, and when stumping for Bush in California, she told farmers and ranchers they would no longer be subjected to "unnecessary and burdensome" government environmental and safety protections under a Bush administration.
www.knowthecandidates.org /ktc/BushGang/AnnVenemanexpose.htm   (208 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman downplays mad cow risk cited by expert ...
The report by a team of five scientists convened by Veneman said some cattle in the United States would be carrying the brain-wasting illness, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Veneman said the panel's finding is in line with a 2001 Harvard study of America's vulnerability to mad cow disease.
The study predicted any mad cow cases would be rare and that the disease eventually could be eliminated by keeping the misshapen protein that is the source of the disease out of the feed supply.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/20040205-1558-madcow.html   (389 words)

  
 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. - Who Is Ann Veneman?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ann Veneman, outgoing secretary of agriculture and newly appointed director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), could spell trouble for advocates of global reproductive health and rights.
Veneman, the first choice of the Bush administration, will have to be approved by the U.N. board.
Ann Veneman has an opportunity to continue this essential work and to show that she has the moral authority to reject the anti-choice politics of the Bush administration.
www.plannedparenthood.org /pp2/portal/files/portal/webzine/globaldispatch/gd-050209-veneman.xml   (560 words)

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