February 7, 2019
With the federal shutdown over, the USDA is playing catch-up with many of its January reports and delaying some late-January and early-February reporting. Among National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports relevant to the egg industry –
The USDA stopped most commodity purchasing during the government shutdown (some purchases under the Trade Mitigation Program continued to be made). Now regular purchases have resumed. On February 1, USDA issued solicitations to purchase whole egg products and egg patties, with bids due February 8. Barring another shutdown, purchases for schools and other institutions should proceed normally for the balance of the year.
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