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Bruce Summers

Administrator, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Bruce Summers has served as Administrator for the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) since 2018. He facilitates operations and policy for a variety of AMS programs, carried out by over 4,000 employees across the United States that create and maintain domestic and international marketing opportunities for U.S. producers. As Administrator, Mr. Summers promotes innovation and ingenuity through streamlined processes that provide high-quality customer service, accessibility and transparency by collaborating with colleagues across USDA as well as the industries AMS serves. This important work includes USDA meat, produce, dairy and cotton grading; grain inspection; the USDA Market News Service, and the National Organic Program. Mr. Summers also oversees USDA Food assistance program procurement, industry-driven commodity checkoff programs and Federal marketing orders; the Packers and Stockyards Act; and truth-in-labeling programs. Under his guidance, AMS provides over $1.8 billion in grant funding through a variety of opportunities ranging from local and regional food systems support, to specialty crop block grants, to dairy innovation and increasing meat and poultry processing and shipment capacity.

Mr. Summers is a long-time employee of the Agricultural Marketing Service with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of Agency leadership roles.  Mr. Summers has a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland and resides on his family farm in Virginia.

Bruce Summers
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