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AMS Commodity Procurement  

The Agricultural Marketing Service’s Commodity Procurement Staff purchase a variety of food products in support of the National School Lunch Program and other food assistance programs. These purchases also help to stabilize prices in agricultural commodity markets by balancing supply and demand.


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Commodity Purchase Programs

AMS Commodity Procurement publically posts all solicitations, offer due dates, and details on subsequent awards. Choose a category below, then select the product of interest from the drop-down menu. Also listed below are links to purchasing reports issued by AMS on a periodic basis.


Solicitations and Awards:



Commodity Purchase Reports

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


Web Based Supply Chain Management



Vendor Selling Kit


  CP Staff Key Contacts (PDF)  
  Annual Industry Meeting  
  Livestock Eligible Suppliers List (PDF)  
  Fruit and Vegetable Eligible Suppliers List (PDF)  
  Poultry Eligible Suppliers List (PDF)  
  Approved Laboratory Program for Testing Frozen Cooked Diced Chicken (PDF)  
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)  
See Also
  Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Resources  
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  Last Modified Date: 04/18/2014