Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, CA: Decreased Assessment Rate

Docket Number: AMS-SC-23-0058
Effective Date: May 13, 2024

Summary

This final rule implements a recommendation from the California Date Administrative Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2023-2024 and subsequent crop years. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.

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Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington; Increased Assessment Rate for Processed Pears

Docket Number: AMS-SC-23-0037
Effective Date: May 13, 2024

Summary

This rule implements a recommendation from the Processed Pear Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2023-2024 fiscal period and subsequent fiscal periods. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.

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Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Purchase of Meat and Fish Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase meat and fish products for the National School Lunch Program and other federal food nutrition assistance programs. Offers will be solicited in the following forms:

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Material Description

100156

BEEF BNLS SPECIAL TRM FRZ CTN-60 LB

USDA Publishes Kansas State University Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program Assessment Report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published an assessment report conducted by Kansas State University to assess market information provided by the Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program (CCL) today on AMS’ Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program webpage. The assessment report also identifies probable impacts of the CCL on the fed cattle market and provides recommendations that aid in fed cattle market transparency.

USDA Sets Dates for Pecan Research and Promotion Program Referendum

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it will conduct a referendum May 10 through June 10, 2024, for eligible domestic producers and importers of pecans to decide whether to continue their research and promotion program.

Current producers that have domestically produced 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans (25,000 pounds of shelled pecans), and current importers that have imported 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans (25,000 pounds of shelled pecans), during the representative period Oct. 1, 2022 through Sep. 30, 2023, are eligible to vote in the referendum.

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