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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops. Download our Agency Factsheet.

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Together We're Making a Difference: American Agriculture for the American People

USDA Foods

On October 28 and 29, 2014, AMS will host its Fall 2014 Industry Meeting for Contractors and Suppliers in USDA Commodity Purchase Programs in Arlington, Virginia. The annual event brings the suppliers, contractors and industry organizations together with USDA representatives, for collaborative discussions about AMS purchase programs. Each year, AMS procures nearly 2 billion pounds of 100% domestically produced and processed USDA Foods for federal food and nutrition assistance programs.

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Federal Employees Help Knock Out Hunger

Karen Comfort at the FFF closing ceremony

When I became National Program Manager for the 2014 Feds Feeds Families campaign--the sixth annual, nationwide food drive of Federal employees--I challenged Federal employees nationwide to help knock out hunger by supporting this year's initiative. I had every confidence that our Nation's civil servants would step up in a huge way.

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Food and Fiber to Fit Your Active Lifestyle

Mountain biking in the brigh sunlight

If you've learned how to cut a mango from a magazine article, read about new fabrics on a website or heard about nutrition research on almonds from a health reporter on TV, chances are one of America's ag promotion groups made that information possible and available.

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USDA Gives Produce Industry a Powerul Voice

FVIAC Members

The specialty crop industry plays a crucial role in the country's economy, generating $65 billion in sales and creating more than 900,000 jobs. We recently met with the leaders of this key sector during last week's session of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC).

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