Livestock, Poultry and Seed

Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program

The AMS Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program is a team of close to 1,000 Federal and an additional 1,000 State employees who operate under Federal oversight by cooperative agreements the Program has with all 50 States. This work is carried out through seven different LPS Divisions outlined below. LPS administers a wide range of the Agency's programs related to the livestock, meat, poultry, egg, fish, grain and seed industries as well as regulatory and support functions that extend to other commodities as well. 

The programs include retail country of origin and method of production labeling programs, quality grading services, testing services, domestic and export auditing and accreditation services, mandatory and voluntary market news reporting services, economic and statistical analysis services, research and promotion program oversight, grant programs, and food product specification development and acceptance services for Federal food and nutrition assistance programs including the National School Lunch Program. 

Contact Information

Livestock Poultry and Seed Program
1400 Independence Avenue, SW STOP 0249
Washington, DC 20250-0249

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Office of the Deputy Administrator
Deputy Administrator – Craig Morris
Room 2092 - So. Bldg
(202) 720-5705 
Acting Associate Deputy Administrator - Angie Snyder
Room 2092 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-5705
Associate Deputy Administrator – Larry R. Meadows
Room 2092 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-5705
Acting Chief of Staff - Betsy Flores
Room 2096 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-5705
Administrative Office
Resource Management Officer - Sang Lineback -
Agricultural Analytics Division
Room 2607 – So. Bldg.
(202) 690-3145
Director – Michael Sheats -
Country of Origin Labeling Division
Room 2612 – So. Bldg.
(202) 205-9356
Director – Julie Henderson -
Food Safety and Commodity Specification Division 
Room 2608 – So. Bldg.
Director - Carl Schroeder -
Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Division
Room 2619 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-6231
Director – Michael Lynch –
Quality Assessment Division 
Room 3944 - So. Bldg
(202) 720- 3271
Director – Jennifer Porter -
Research and Promotion Division
Room 2608 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-5705
Director – Kenneth Payne -
Seed Regulatory and Testing Division
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054-2193
(704) 810-8884
Acting Director - Ernest Allen -