Agricultural Marketing Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture https://www.ams.usda.gov/ en LFS Executive Summary – Rhode Island https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/lfs/exec-summaries/ri <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">LFS Executive Summary – Rhode Island</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/06/2022 - 10:43</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="Default">The RI Department of Education (RIDE) will build upon the model developed by the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for use in their recently funded Local Food Purchasing Agreement (LFPA) program to meet the following objectives:</p> <p>1. Support economic opportunities and a more resilient local food system by purchasing locally and regionally produced, minimally processed or unprocessed, food, targeting purchases from socially disadvantaged farmers/producers in the amount of $560,189 (full award amount).</p> <p>2. Facilitate linkages between small businesses and schools.</p> <p>3. Capture, summarize, and disseminate quantitative and qualitative data with respect to program outcomes, including recommendations for long-term sustainability and best practices.</p> <p>4. Use the LFS investment of resources to strengthen, formalize, and nurture new and existing networks of producers, schools, and aggregators/distributors. These decentralized networks will work together to create sustainable models for program implementation, evaluation, iteration, and long-term coordination and advocacy for best practices in connecting local farmers and schools.</p> <p>RIDE will achieve these objectives through a combination of subcontracts with local food hubs able to partner with and deliver to schools as well as direct sub-awards to those schools that are not able to be serviced by local food hubs. RIDE will work with Farm Fresh Rhode Island (FFRI) to leverage existing relationships with local farmers/producers and will strive to strengthen newly created relationships established through RI DEM’s LFPA program</p> </div> Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:43:38 +0000 NWilkins 41665 at https://www.ams.usda.gov RFBC Contact List https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/local-regional/rfbcp/contacts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">RFBC Contact List</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:57</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This file is&nbsp;a list of organizations around the country that are interested in participating in a Regional Food Business Center. Please use it to find partners in your region and send an email to&nbsp;<a aria-label="Link RegionalFoodCenters@usda.gov" href="mailto:RegionalFoodCenters@usda.gov" rel="noopener noreferrer" tabindex="-1" target="_blank" title="mailto:RegionalFoodCenters@usda.gov">RegionalFoodCenters@usda.gov</a>&nbsp;if you would like to be added to the list. Include your name, your organization’s name, your city or region, state, and contact email.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="/sites/default/files/media/RegionalFoodBusinessCentersContactList.pdf">Regional Food Business Centers Contact (pdf)</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:57:15 +0000 mbrown 41663 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000008826 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000008826 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000008826</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:26</span> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-number field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Number</div> <div class="field__item">2000008826</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-solicitation-documents field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Solicitation Documents</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="/sites/default/files/2000008826%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf">2000008826 - Bid Invitation.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issued-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issued Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-10-05T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Wed, 10/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-description field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Description</div> <div class="field__item">Fresh Apples</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-trade-mitigation-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Trade Mitigation Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section-32-purchase field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Section 32 Purchase</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-offer-due-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Offer Due Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-10-11T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 10/11/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-contains-set-asides field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contains Set Asides</div> <div class="field__item">On</div> </div> Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:26:50 +0000 mbrown 41662 at https://www.ams.usda.gov G147 – Naeve Black Angus Beef Program https://www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/certified-beef-programs/g147 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">G147 – Naeve Black Angus Beef Program</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/05/2022 - 13:42</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Live Animal Requirements</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="/sites/default/files/media/AAALiveAnimalSpecification.pdf">AAA – Live Animal Specification (pdf)</a></p> <p><strong>USDA Certified Information</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="/sites/default/files/media/G147_NaeveFamilyBlackAngusBeef.pdf">G-147 Specification (pdf)</a>, effective April 2022.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Program Contact</strong></p> <p>Rhonda Wulf<br /> Naeve Family Beef<br /> 1902 7th Avenue<br /> Camanche, Iowa 52730<br /> Cell: 320-491-1746<br /> Plant: 563-278-8333<br /> Email : <a href="mailto:rwulf@naevefamilybeef.com">rwulf@naevefamilybeef.com</a></p> </div> Wed, 05 Oct 2022 17:42:04 +0000 mbrown 41661 at https://www.ams.usda.gov LFPA Executive Summary – Nebraska https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/lfpacap/exec-summaries/ne <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">LFPA Executive Summary – Nebraska</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:39</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposes sub-awarding $1,600,000 to the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF) to create a collaborative network to focus on procuring food from local, small, and socially disadvantaged farmers &amp; producers and distributing those farm products to Nebraskans who are underserved by traditional food distribution networks. This two-year project is designed to help small and socially disadvantaged producers sustainably grow their operations by creating predictable market demand during this economically turbulent time.</p> <p>NCFF, a nonprofit with more than two decades of experience building collaborative networks to address complex challenges, will establish the Nebraska Healthy Local Foods Committee (NHLFC). NHLFC will partner with agriculture organizations, food distributors, and cooperatives to identify socially disadvantaged producers and recruit those producers to participate in the LFPAP. Simultaneously, NHLFC will establish a tiered purchasing system that gives preference to socially disadvantaged producers and will enter into agreements with food banks, food pantries, and other local organizations addressing food insecurity to purchase farm products from producers participating in the LFPAP.</p> <p>To guide the work of the NHLFC, based on lessons learned from the past four years, and to amplify the reach of future learnings, Communities of Practice (CoP) will be formed around three LFPAP-related domains – production, marketing, and emergency food distribution. CoP <a name="_Int_Bzr4nAni">are</a> a structured way to create peer-learning opportunities that facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, shorten the time it takes to reach proficiency, and create space to collaborate with others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Wed, 05 Oct 2022 14:39:41 +0000 NWilkins 41658 at https://www.ams.usda.gov LFPA Executive Summary – North Dakota https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/lfpacap/exec-summaries/nd <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">LFPA Executive Summary – North Dakota</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nwilkins" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">NWilkins</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/04/2022 - 11:36</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The North Dakota Department of Agriculture intends to use Local Food Purchase Assistance program funding to enhance the food and agriculture supply chain resiliency in North Dakota. Grant funds will be used to purchase food from local, regional (within 400 miles), and socially disadvantaged farmers/producers for distribution targeting underserved communities. It is anticipated that the partnerships established during this program will continue beyond the conclusion of the program. The goal is to add over 30 new underserved communities to the Great Plains Food Bank (GPFB) Mobile Food Pantry program, Extending food distribution over 100,000 food insecure North Dakotans.</p> </div> Tue, 04 Oct 2022 15:36:34 +0000 NWilkins 41656 at https://www.ams.usda.gov FFWR Awarded Grants https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/ffwr/awards <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FFWR Awarded Grants</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/04/2022 - 10:57</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><ul> <li><a href="/sites/default/files/media/2023_FFWR_DescriptionOfFundedProjects.pdf">FY 2023 (pdf)</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 04 Oct 2022 14:57:49 +0000 mbrown 41654 at https://www.ams.usda.gov Agriculture Commodity Technician Cotton (HVI Operator) https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/careers/seasonal-cotton-jobs/lubbock-hvi-operator <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Agriculture Commodity Technician Cotton (HVI Operator)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:56</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="margin-top:16px; margin-bottom:16px">Applications will be accepted for&nbsp;<strong>Seasonal&nbsp;</strong>HVI Operator positions beginning&nbsp;<strong>October 11, 2022.</strong>&nbsp; To apply, go to the Lubbock Cotton Classification Complex at 120 Texas Tech Parkway, Lubbock, TX 79409.&nbsp; For any questions, please contact the Lubbock Classing Office, telephone number&nbsp;<strong>(806) 283-9400</strong>.&nbsp; &nbsp;Applications will not be accepted after 3:00 pm on December 16th, 2022.&nbsp; Applications will not be accepted after 3:00 pm on December 16th, 2022.</p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom:8px"><strong>Agriculture Commodity Technician Cotton (HVI Operator) GS-1981-3/1, $15.61 per hour. &nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Physical Requirements:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;The work requires a high degree of coordinated mental activity and finger dexterity. It also requires the ability to work effectively with others in a team production line operation.</li> <li><strong>Benefits</strong>&nbsp;include opportunities for federal health insurance, annual leave, sick leave, overtime, and incentive awards.</li> </ul> <p style="margin-top:16px; margin-bottom:16px">Must be able to work in a fast paced, 24/7 environment.&nbsp;<strong>Holiday and Weekend Work is required.&nbsp;Selected employees must be able to work any shift.&nbsp;</strong> Background checks are performed on all applicants.</p> <p style="margin-top:16px; margin-bottom:16px"><a href="https://youtu.be/PQQ2P3NuD20">View a short video in You Tube showing the various assignments as a HVI Operator</a></p> <p>Applications can be picked up at Lubbock Classing Office, 120 Texas Tech Parkway, Lubbock, TX 79409 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and must show picture ID and Social Security card when hired. Veteran’s preference will be applied as appropriate.&nbsp; DD-214 must be provided to qualify for veteran’s preference. If you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959 and are at least 18 year of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C.3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service system, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required).</p> <p class="text-align-center">USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">&nbsp;</p> </div> Tue, 04 Oct 2022 13:56:31 +0000 mbrown 41651 at https://www.ams.usda.gov Cotton Material Handler https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/careers/seasonal-cotton-jobs/lubbock-material-handler <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Cotton Material Handler</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:56</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="margin-top:16px; margin-bottom:16px">Applications will be accepted for SEASONAL Material Handler (Laborer) positions beginning&nbsp;<strong>October 11, 2022.</strong>&nbsp; To apply, go to the Lubbock Cotton Classification Complex at 120 Texas Tech Parkway, Lubbock, TX 79409.&nbsp; For any questions, please contact the Lubbock Classing Office, telephone number&nbsp;<strong>(806) 283-9400.&nbsp;</strong>Applications will not be accepted after 3:00 pm on December 16th, 2022.</p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom:8px"><strong>Laborer WG 3502 2/1, $16.14 per hour.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>The minimum requirements to qualify for this position include high school diploma or GED.</li> <li><strong>Physical Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;The work requires the ability to work effectively with others in a team production line operation.&nbsp;Employees must be able to physically lift sacks of cotton weighing approximately 30 pounds.</li> <li><strong>Benefits include opportunities for federal health insurance, annual leave, sick leave, overtime, and incentive awards.</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-top:16px; margin-bottom:16px">Must be able to work in a fast paced, 24/7 environment.&nbsp;<strong>Holiday and Weekend Work is required.&nbsp;Selected employees must be able to work any shift.</strong>&nbsp;Background checks are performed on all applicants.</p> <p style="margin-top:16px; margin-bottom:16px"><a href="https://youtu.be/aiSSO0A_4VE">View a short video in You Tube showing the various assignments as a Material Handler</a></p> <p>Applications can be picked up at Lubbock Classing Office, 120 Texas Tech Parkway, Lubbock, TX 79409 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and must show picture ID and Social Security card when hired. Veteran’s preference will be applied as appropriate.&nbsp; DD-214 must be provided to qualify for veteran’s preference. If you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959 and are at least 18 year of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C.3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service system, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required).</p> <p class="text-align-center">USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.</p> </div> Tue, 04 Oct 2022 13:56:12 +0000 mbrown 41650 at https://www.ams.usda.gov Seasonal Cotton Jobs - Lubbock, TX https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/careers/seasonal-cotton-jobs-lubbock <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Seasonal Cotton Jobs - Lubbock, TX</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mbrown" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mbrown</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:52</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Apply Starting October 11, 2022:</strong></p> <ol> <li><a href="/about-ams/careers/seasonal-cotton-jobs/lubbock-material-handler"><strong>Seasonal Material Handler (Laborer)</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<strong>$16.14 per hour</strong>.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;The minimum requirements to qualify for this position include high school diploma or GED.</li> <li><a href="/about-ams/careers/seasonal-cotton-jobs/lubbock-hvi-operator"><strong>Seasonal Agriculture Commodity Technician Cotton (HVI Operator)&nbsp;-&nbsp;$15.61&nbsp;per hour.</strong></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;The minimum requirements to qualify for this position include high school diploma or GED.</li> </ol> </div> Tue, 04 Oct 2022 13:52:52 +0000 mbrown 41652 at https://www.ams.usda.gov