Dairy (ALL)

USDA Seeks Nominees for National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asks fluid milk processors and other interested parties to nominate candidates to serve on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 28, 2018.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will appoint six individuals to succeed members whose terms expire on June 30, 2019.  Newly appointed members will serve three-year terms from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022.

USDA Provides Guidance to Potential Food Purchase and Distribution Program (Trade Mitigation) Participants

As the Agricultural Marketing Service continues to execute acquisitions under the Food Purchase and Distribution Program, offerors are reminded to read the solicitation in detail.  The solicitation tendering text contains important details specific to each acquisition.  Additionally, the Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurement (MSCP) which is incorporated into each trade mitigation solicitation can be found in the AMS Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements.

USDA, Dairy Farmers Mark Start of the California Federal Milk Marketing Order

Release No.: 163-18

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2018—U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Greg Ibach joined dairy farmers in Tulare County, Calif., on November 7 to celebrate implementation of the new California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) that went into effect November 1, 2018. California is the largest milk-producing state in the country.

USDA Fresh Fluid Milk Purchase Program Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase Fresh Fluid Milk for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs, targeting certain orders for milk in half-gallons that were not fulfilled under the contracts that were awarded by USDA on September 26, 2018. The purchase will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, with the purpose to encourage the continued domestic consumption of these products by diverting them from the normal channels of trade and commerce.  

WBSCM – Overview of Creating ASN/Invoice/Reports Training

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Commodity Procurement Program provides domestic commodity vendors a FREE, live, one-hour interactive training session on the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) System that covers new user administrative activities such as necessary browser settings, how to receive procurement notifications, and creating plants, shipping points, users, and other activities, and demonstrates the bidding process, including the online and export/import options.

WBSCM – Overview of Creating ASN/Invoice/Reports Training

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Commodity Procurement Program provides domestic commodity vendors a FREE, live, one-hour interactive training session on the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) System that covers new user administrative activities such as necessary browser settings, how to receive procurement notifications, and creating plants, shipping points, users, and other activities, and demonstrates the bidding process, including the online and export/import options.

WBSCM – Overview of Creating ASN/Invoice/Reports Training

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Commodity Procurement Program provides domestic commodity vendors a FREE, live, one-hour interactive training session on the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) System that covers new user administrative activities such as necessary browser settings, how to receive procurement notifications, and creating plants, shipping points, users, and other activities, and demonstrates the bidding process, including the online and export/import options.

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