Dairy Program

The mission of Dairy Programs is to facilitate the efficient marketing of milk and dairy products.
Dairy Programs’ vision is to be efficient, effective, and innovative in program service delivery in the continually changing industry and government environments and to provide excellence in customer service and industry relations with highly skilled and motivated employees.
At Dairy Programs we recognize that our government service is a public trust for which we are all accountable. We subscribe to the following core values in our service to the dairy industry, the public, and within our own organization: cooperation, fairness, integrity, objectivity, and respect.
The AMS Dairy Program helps the U.S. dairy industry efficiently market high-quality milk and dairy products.  It also ensures that U.S. consumers have access to a sufficient supply of these products at all times.
The Dairy Program administers Federal Milk Marketing Orders, which are Federal rules requested by industry to make the buying and selling of fluid milk an orderly, dependable process for U.S. dairy farmers, milk dealers, and consumers.  The Dairy Program also helps the industry to market U.S. dairy products worldwide by providing international programs and services, including export certification services.  Visit our FMMO CA page for details about the proposed order for CA.
Its Dairy Grading Program provides buyers and sellers with an impartial evaluation of product quality so businesses and consumers can buy with confidence.  Dairy Standardization develops the dairy grade standards used in the grading appraisal process.
Through its dairy market news and mandatory dairy commodity prices reporting, the Dairy Program provides timely and accurate market information on milk and dairy products.  This information assists the dairy industry in making buying and selling decisions and in planning for the future.
The Dairy Program also oversees two research and promotion programs, whose goals are to expand domestic and foreign markets and uses for U.S. fluid milk and dairy products.  The Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Program focuses on fluid milk, while the Dairy Research and Promotion Program focuses on dairy products.

Contact Information

Mailing Address
USDA - AMS - Dairy Programs
Stop 0225, Room 2968 – South
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0225

Office of the Deputy Administrator

Dana Coale, Deputy Administrator
Clifford Carman, Assistant to the Deputy Administrator
Phone: 202-720-4392
Fax: 202-690-3410

Economics Division

Roger Cryan, Director
Phone: 202-720-7091

Joe Gaynor, Chief Market News Branch
Phone: 202-720-9351
Fax: 202-720-4844

Lorie Warren, Chief, Market Information Branch
Phone 202-720-4405
Fax: 202-720-4844

Butch Speth National Supervisor Dairy Market News (Madison)
Phone: 608-278-4152
Fax: 608-278-4141

Grading & Standardization Division

Diane Lewis, Director
Phone: 202-690-0530
Fax: 202-720-2643

Kenneth Vorgert, Chief Grading Branch (Lisle IL)
Mark Hilgers, National Field Director, Grading Branch
Phone: 630-297-4740
Fax: 630-437-5060

Operations & Accountability Division

David Jamison, Director
Includes IT & eGov Team, Order Operations Branch, MA Personnel Staff, Business Services Staff
Phone: 202-720-5752
Fax: 202-690-3410

David Jamison, Acting Chief, Order Operations Branch
Phone: 202-720-5752
Fax: 202-720—2454

Order Formulation and Enforcement Division

William Francis, Director
Angie Salinas, Enforcement
Erin Taylor, Senior Marketing Specialist
William Richmond, Senior Marketing Specialist
Laurel May, Senior Marketing Specialist
Phone: 202-720-7183
Fax: 202-690-0552

Promotion, Research & Planning Division

Whitney Rick, Director
Includes: Promotion and Research, Strategic Planning & Communications Staff
Phone: 202-720-6909
Fax: 202-720-0285