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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USDA Seeks Proposals for New Animal Health Programs

September 5, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an opportunity to fund animal health training and exercises under the new National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program. NADPRP is one of three major animal-health initiatives in …

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USDA Plan for Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

August 15, 2019

This week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced plans for new animal health activities using funding provided in the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill established a three-part program to support animal disease …

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