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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.


Learn How to Become a Vendor for Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

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Join us on February 26, for a webinar on how to sell red meat, poultry and fish products to Federal nutrition assistance programs. These products help feed millions of children through the National School Lunch Program and are also distributed to food banks and other venues. Our free webinar will explain the requirements vendors must meet to participate in the program.

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Super Bowl "Super Kid" Promotes Exercise, Healthy Eating

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Minutes before the National Football League (NFL) teams of Super Bowl XLIX took the field, a middle school student from Orlando, Fla., had the honor of handing the game ball to an NFL official for the kickoff. But Bobby did much more than hand off that football.

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Avocados: Helping Draw up the Perfect Recipe for the Big Game

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The Super Bowl is next Sunday and people are busy making plans for the big game. For many, the most valuable player will be the avocado, which is quickly becoming a fan favorite.

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USDA Seeks Variety to Help American Agriculture Flourish

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While most of the country is braving cold and blustery winter conditions, farmers and gardeners are busy looking ahead to the spring. They are contemplating the variety of seeds or the plants that they will use. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) increases the options for our farmers, gardeners, and plant breeders by making sure there is an abundance of varieties available.

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