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Former Monsanto Lobbyist Appointed to Key Senate Ag Post

From: THE AGRIBUSINESS EXAMINER
January 11, 2005, Issue #388
Monitoring Corporate Agribusiness
>From a Public Interest Perspective

EDITOR\PUBLISHER; A.V. Krebs
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FORMER MONSANTO LOBBYIST NAMED NEW STAFF DIRECTOR OF
U.S. SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
Associated Press [ January 10, 2005 ]

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Saxby Chambliss, (Rep.-Georgia), today
named Martha Scott Poindexter as Staff Director for the Senate Committee on
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry in Washington, D.C.

"It is an honor to have Martha Scott remain on my team and serve in this
new capacity," said Chambliss. "Martha Scott has been a great asset to me.
Her expertise and seasoned advice as well as her ability to get things done
on Capitol Hill will be invaluable to me as Chairman."

She first joined Chambliss during his first term as a member of the House of
Representatives serving as the senior legislative assistant for agriculture
and natural resources. From 1997-2001, Poindexter served as a professional
staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on
Agriculture for then Subcommittee Chairman Thad Cochran.

She has also served as a Director of Government Relations for Monsanto in
Washington, D.C. and for the past two years, she has served as Legislative
Director for Sen. Chambliss in his Washington, D.C. office.

Poindexter will be responsible for all aspects of the Committee's
legislative and administrative activities and functions while reporting
directly to the Chairman. She will also assist the Committee's Senators in
developing and implementing policy objectives and political strategies for
agriculture policy.

Originally from Morgan City, Mississippi, Poindexter is a 1989 graduate of
Mississippi State University. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Poindexter of Morgan City, Mississippi.