A former federal agriculture official in Vermont has a new job at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Jim Monahan has been named the deputy administrator of commodity operations at the USDA.
During the 1990s Monahan served as the state executive director for the Farm Service Agency in Vermont.
Monahan also served as a legislative assistant to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy.
He is currently a national board director for Veterans and Military Families for Progress.
Monahan graduated from Vermont’s Johnson State College.