U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named Rayne Pegg as administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). 

Pegg will begin her new job at the beginning of July. She most recently was Deputy Secretary of Legislation and Policy for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Pegg represented the department before the California legislature, regulating bodies and interested parties on issues that had the potential to affect the Department's programs.

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"Rayne's background makes her the ideal person to further the development of programs to ensure efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products as we work to meet the needs of consumers and industries and provide a safe, sustainable food supply for all Americans," Vilsack said.