USDA Names Angie Snyder Deputy Administrator for the Agricultural Marketing Service Cotton and Tobacco Program

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USDA Names Angie Snyder Deputy Administrator for the Agricultural Marketing Service Cotton and Tobacco Program

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of Angie Snyder as Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Cotton and Tobacco Program (C&T), part of the Marketing and Regulatory Programs mission area.

C&T supports the U.S. cotton and tobacco industries by providing standardization, grading, and market news services for cotton, cotton related products, and tobacco and administering the Cotton Research and Promotion program. C&T provides cotton grading services at its 10 regional cotton classing offices that serve all cotton-producing states in the U.S. and maintains one tobacco operations office based in Raleigh, NC.

“Angie Snyder brings more than three decades of diverse experience working across agriculture, a long tenure with AMS, deep knowledge of the agency’s programs and extensive experience working with our customers across the country,” said AMS Administrator Bruce Summers. “During her time with the agency she has engaged with the spectrum of AMS customers—producers, processors, packers, importers, and merchandisers. I am so grateful that Angie will serve as Deputy Administrator for the Cotton and Tobacco program, bringing her impressive track record of creating efficiencies and modernizing services to the role.”

In January 2023, Angie was tapped to rebuild and direct the Agency’s budget office. Prior to that, she served as the Associate Deputy Administrator of the AMS Fair Trade Practices Program, overseeing Packers and Stockyards, the national bioengineered food disclosure standard, country-of-origin labeling, warehouse and commodity management, and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act program. Prior to these roles, she served as the AMS Livestock and Poultry Program Associate Deputy Administrator and Director of the Quality Assessment Division, where she managed nationwide voluntary grading services for meat, poultry, and eggs and domestic and export auditing and accreditation services for the livestock, poultry, fish, and fruit and vegetable industries. She also oversaw development of domestic and international standards, mandatory and voluntary market news reporting services, economic and statistical analysis services, food product specification development for Federal food and nutrition assistance programs, seed regulatory testing, and research and promotion programs. Angie graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BA in Biology.

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