|Morris Named AMS Administrator
(July 1, 2007) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the selection of Craig A. Morris, Ph.D., as the new deputy administrator of AMS’ Livestock and Seed Program.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Morris to head the AMS Livestock and Seed Program,” says AMS administrator Lloyd Day. “His varied background and proven abilities in various leadership positions make him an ideal choice for this important post.”
The major functions performed by this program include meat grading and certification service; livestock, meat and grain market news service; voluntary, user-fee, audit-based programs that are available to suppliers of agricultural products and services; and seed regulatory and testing activities. The program also performs related services, such as purchasing meat and fish for federal feeding programs, overseeing research and promotion programs and developing standards and purchase specifications for livestock and meat products.
Morris has spent his entire professional career as part of the meat and poultry industry.
Morris replaces Barry Carpenter who retired from USDA/AMS in January 2007.