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.
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
Acting Associate Deputy Administrator - Mike Sheats
Room 2092 - So. Bldg.
Associate Deputy Administrator – Larry R. Meadows
Room 2092 - So. Bldg.
Chief of Staff - Betsy Flores
Room 2096 - So. Bldg.
Resource Management Officer - Sang Lineback - Sang.Lineback@ams.usda.gov
Agricultural Analytics Division
Director – Michael Sheats - Michael.Sheats@ams.usda.gov
Room 2607 – So. Bldg.
Country of Origin Labeling Division
Director – Julie Henderson - Julie.Henderson@ams.usda.gov
Room 2612 – So. Bldg.
Food Safety and Commodity Specification Division
Director - Carl Schroeder - Carl.Schroeder@ams.usda.gov
Room 2608 – So. Bldg.
Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Division
Director – Michael Lynch – Michael.Lynch@ams.usda.gov
Room 2619 - So. Bldg.
Quality Assessment Division
Director – Jennifer Porter - Jennifer.Porter@ams.usda.gov
Room 3944 - So. Bldg
(202) 720- 3271
Research and Promotion Division
Director – Kenneth Payne - Kenneth.Payne@ams.usda.gov
Room 2608 - So. Bldg.
Seed Regulatory and Testing Division
Director - Ernest Allen - firstname.lastname@example.org
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054-2193