Fruits (ALL)

USDA Section 32 Dried Fruit Purchase Program Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase Dried Fig Pieces for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs.  Purchases 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.   

USDA Section 32 Canned Fruit Purchase Program Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase Canned Plums and Canned Pears for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs.  Purchases 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.   

2015 - 2017 FVIAC Working Groups

The FVIAC currently has seven Working Groups – Food Safety; Produce Consumption; Research, Grants & Infrastructure; Market News; Agriculture Labor; New Farmer Advocacy & Mentoring; and, Rural Broadband. These working groups meet regularly between public meetings to develop recommendations and discussion documents for the full FVIAC’s consideration.  

Food Safety

Produce Consumption

USDA Proposes Changes in Grade and Size Requirements for Florida Citrus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing changes to the grade and size requirements under the federal marketing order for oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and pummelos grown in Florida. The Citrus Administrative Committee recommended the changes to allow growers and handlers to use more of the crop to meet market demand.

The proposed changes would:

Web-Based Supply Chain Management New Vendor 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.

Web-Based Supply Chain Management New Vendor 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.

Web-Based Supply Chain Management New Vendor 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.

USDA Proposes Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentage of Class 3 Native Spearmint Oil for 2018-2019 Marketing Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is inviting comments on a proposed rule to increase the salable quantity of Class 3 Native spearmint oil produced in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and portions of Nevada and Utah from 1,307,947 pounds to 1,357,315 pounds and the allotment percentage from 53 percent to 55 percent.

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