Livestock, Poultry and Seed

Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program

The AMS Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program (LPS) 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

Have a question for the Livestock Poultry and Seed Program?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or Email

Have a question about a Market News Report?


Office of the Deputy Administrator

Acting Deputy Administrator – Angie Snyder
Room 2092 - So. Bldg
(202) 720-5705

Associate Deputy Administrator – Melissa R. Bailey, Ph.D. 
Room 2096 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-5705

Chief of Staff - Betsy Flores
Room 2096 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-5705

Resource Management Office

Administrative Officer - Sang Lineback -
Room 3959 - So. Bldg.

Budget Officer – Stephanie Davis -
Room 3962 - So. Bldg.

Agricultural Analytics Division

Director – Michael Sheats -
Room 2607 – So. Bldg.
(202) 690-3145

Food Safety and Commodity Specification Division 

Director - Carl Schroeder -
Room 2608 – So. Bldg.

Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Division

Director – Michael Lynch –
Room 2619 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-6231

Quality Assessment Division 

Director – Jennifer Porter -
Room 3944 - So. Bldg
(202) 690-3147

Research and Promotion Division

Director – Kenneth Payne -
Room 2608 - So. Bldg.
(202) 720-5705

Seed Regulatory and Testing Division

Director - Ernest Allen -
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054-2193
(704) 810-8884