USDA Publishes Hemp Rule

November 7, 2019

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced new rules to allow the cultivation of hemp. Legalized in the 2018 farm bill, hemp is the same species as marijuana but has less than 0.3 percent by weight …

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USDA Will Purchase More Eggs, Egg Products

October 24, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will buy up to $20 million of eggs and egg products through “Section 32,” a longstanding purchase program, department officials announced at UEP’s Annual Conference. Jennifer Porter, deputy administrator of …

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AMS Updates Guidance for Commodity Shell Egg Deliveries

October 3, 2019

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), working with USDA Food Nutrition Service, has updated the Commodity Procurement guidance document to educate recipients and transportation companies on the importance of properly assessing ambient temperatures. The guidance is specifically …

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Poultry Grading Fee Overview

October 3, 2019

USDA Bulletin USDA, AMS, Livestock & Poultry Program (L&P) rates for poultry grading services will increase October 1, 2019, as listed in a May 1, 2019, Federal Register notice.  Scheduled (resident) grading will be $62 …

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USDA Announces $20 Million Purchase of Eggs, Egg Products

October 3, 2019

The Agricultural Marketing Service will buy up to $20 million of shell eggs and frozen whole eggs as part of USDA’s trade mitigation program, the agency formally announced this week. The purchase, which had been …

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