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Commodity Purchasing
AMS Commodity Procurement  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) purchases a variety of domestically produced and processed commodity food products, through a competitive process among approved vendors. These purchase activities support American agriculture by providing an outlet for surplus products and encouraging domestic consumption of domestic foods. The wholesome, high quality products, collectively called USDA Foods, are delivered to schools, food banks, and households in communities across the country and are a vital component of our nation’s food safety net.


Interested in USDA’s Pilot Project for the Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables? Visit the AMS webpage to learn more: Pilot Project Webpage


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Commodity Purchase Programs

AMS Commodity Procurement publically posts all solicitations and awards. Choose a category below, then select the product of interest from the drop-down menu. Also listed below are links to purchase summary reports issued by the AMS Commodity Procurement Staff.


Solicitations and Awards:


  • Purchase Summaries – Current Fiscal Year (To Date) Purchase Totals by Product, and Fiscal Year Summary Reports

Web Based Supply Chain Management


Pilot Project for the Procurement of Unprocessed Fruit and Vegetables


USDA Vendor Information



  Approved Laboratory Program for Testing Frozen Cooked Diced Chicken (PDF)  
  AMS Food Safety Attributes (PDF)  
  Commodity Hold and Recall Procedures  
Useful Links
  Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)  
  Farm Service Agency (FSA)  
  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  
  Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  
  Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)  
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