Pre-Solicitation Announcement for TEFAP Fresh Produce

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase Fresh Produce (WBSCM Material Number 111427). Pandemic Assistance funding has been made available to supplement The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) program for the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021. Pursuant to that directive, to help those most in need receive healthy, fresh foods, USDA will be offering boxes of pre-packed, fresh produce through TEFAP in addition to the single varieties that are already available to order.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program Fresh Produce Package

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be purchasing a fresh produce package for distribution through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).  The fresh produce package will contain a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  The fresh produce for this program must be grown and processed exclusively in the United States.  If you are interested in participating in this program, please see the requirements below.

Market News Information by Phone

The system is accessible via a touch-tone telephone. By listening to the menu and pressing the appropriate numbers, you will have access to the latest CME Group daily pricing for cheese, NDM, butter, and dry whey, weekly domestic DMN dry product prices, and biweekly DMN international dairy product prices. Release day (s) and times (Central) are in parenthesis. (Holidays may affect release days and times.)

To use this service:

  • Dial 608-422-8602

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Olives Grown in California: Increased Assessment Rate

Docket Number: AMS-SC-20-0102
Comments Due: May 24, 2021


This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the California Olive Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2021 and subsequent fiscal years. The proposed assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.

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