July 11, 2008
July 11, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) on Wednesday announced Randall Jones as the new deputy administrator of the agency's Federal Grain Inspection Service. Jones will serve in his new capacity effective July 20, 2008.
"We are delighted that Jones will be leading the national grain inspection and weighing program," said GIPSA Administrator James Link.
The Federal Grain Inspection Service facilitates the marketing of U.S. grain and related agricultural products by providing the market with the official U.S. quality standards and methods to assess product quality; maintaining the integrity of the U.S. grain marketing system and overseeing America's national inspection system.
Prior to joining GIPSA, Jones served as associate deputy administrator of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service's Livestock and Seed Program. During his tenure, he oversaw research and promotion programs for lamb, beef, pork and soybeans, including the American Lamb Board.
Jones replaces David Shipman, who left GIPSA earlier this year.