Agricultural Marketing Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture https://www.ams.usda.gov/ en AMS-GD-2020-6 - NBFDS Testing Methodology https://www.ams.usda.gov/publications/content/ams-gd-2020-6-nbfds-testing-methodology <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">AMS-GD-2020-6 - NBFDS Testing Methodology</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">Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>View the <a href="/sites/default/files/media/NBFDS_testingMethodology.pdf">NBFDS Testing Methodology Gudance (pdf)</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication Date</div> <div class="field__item">07/07/2020</div> </div> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:54:16 +0000 mbrown 38433 at https://www.ams.usda.gov AMS-GD-2020-5 - NBFDS Validation Guidance https://www.ams.usda.gov/publications/content/ams-gd-2020-5-nbfds-validation-guidance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">AMS-GD-2020-5 - NBFDS Validation Guidance</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">Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:51</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>View the <a href="/sites/default/files/media/NBFDS_ValidationGuidance.pdf">NBFDS Validation Guidance (pdf)</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication Date</div> <div class="field__item">07/07/2020</div> </div> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:51:17 +0000 mbrown 38432 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000007116 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000007116 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000007116</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/egarman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egarman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:31</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">2000007116</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="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000007116%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=130938">2000007116 - 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="2020-07-10T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Fri, 07/10/2020 - 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">Beef Products (Type 1)</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="2020-07-17T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Fri, 07/17/2020 - 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> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:31:11 +0000 egarman 38430 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000007117 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000007117 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000007117</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/egarman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egarman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:27</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">2000007117</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="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000007117%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=60859">2000007117 - 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="2020-07-10T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Fri, 07/10/2020 - 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">Beef Products (Type 2)</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="2020-07-17T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Fri, 07/17/2020 - 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> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:27:23 +0000 egarman 38429 at https://www.ams.usda.gov 2000006960 https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/2000006960 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2000006960</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">Thu, 07/09/2020 - 16:46</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">2000006960</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="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000006960%20-%20Bid%20Invitation.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=57006">2000006960 - Bid Invitation.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000006960%20-%20Bid%20Certification%20Questions.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=50185">2000006960 - Bid Certification Questions.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000006960%20-%20Master%20Solicitation.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=673261">2000006960 - Master Solicitation.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000006960%20-%20Peanut%20Products%20Commodity%20Requirements%20Document.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=116038">2000006960 - Peanut Products Commodity Requirements Document.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000006960%20-%20Peanut%20Products%20Tendering%20Text.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=348714">2000006960 - Peanut Products Tendering Text.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2000006960%20-%20PCA%20report.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=17979">2000006960 - PCA report.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="2020-05-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Fri, 05/01/2020 - 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">Peanut Butter Products</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="2020-05-12T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 05/12/2020 - 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">Off</div> </div> Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:46:52 +0000 mbrown 38428 at https://www.ams.usda.gov July 2020 - Monthly Economic Landscape https://www.ams.usda.gov/reports/july-2020-monthly-economic-landscape <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">July 2020 - Monthly Economic Landscape</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">Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:43</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="/sites/default/files/media/TheEconomicLandscapeJuly2020.pdf">View the&nbsp;July 2020 – Monthly Economic Landscape Report&nbsp;(pdf)</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Publication Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-07-09T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">2020-07-09</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-staff-profile field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact</div> <div class="field__item"><article data-history-node-id="7238" role="article" about="/content/michael-sheats"> <h4> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Michael Sheats</span> </h4> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Director, Agricultural Analytics Division</div> <div class="field field--name-field-email field--type-email field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="mailto:Michael.Sheats@usda.gov">Michael.Sheats@usda.gov</a></div> </div> </article> </div> </div> Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:43:56 +0000 mbrown 38426 at https://www.ams.usda.gov Procedural Requirements Governing Proceedings Pertaining to Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/procedural-requirements-governing-proceedings-pertaining-marketing-agreements-and <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Procedural Requirements Governing Proceedings Pertaining to Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders</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">Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:28</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Docket Number:&nbsp;</strong>AMS-DA-20-0044<br /> <strong>Effective Date:</strong>&nbsp;July 9, 2020</p> <p><strong>Summary</strong></p> <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting a final rule to amend the procedural regulations governing proceedings to formulate or amend Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders. This final rule adopts a provision to allow the agency to utilize alternative procedures for conducting a rulemaking proceeding as outlined in a notice of hearing.</p> <p><strong>Contact</strong></p> <p>Erin Taylor, Acting Director, Order Formulation and Enforcement Division, Dairy Program, 202-720-7311,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:erin.taylor@usda.gov">erin.taylor@usda.gov</a>.</p> <p><strong>Supporting Documents</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=AMS_FRDOC_0001-2089">Final Rule</a></li> </ul> </div> Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:28:22 +0000 mbrown 38425 at https://www.ams.usda.gov Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2019-20 Crop Year https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/tart-cherries-grown-states-michigan-et-al-free-and-restricted-percentages-2019-20 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2019-20 Crop Year</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, 07/08/2020 - 12:14</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Docket Number:</strong>&nbsp;AMS-SC-19-0100<br /> <strong>Effective Date:</strong> August 7, 2020</p> <p><strong>Summary</strong></p> <p>This rule implements a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2019-20 crop year pursuant to the marketing order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. This action establishes the proportion of tart cherries from the 2019-20 crop that may be handled in commercial outlets. This action should stabilize marketing conditions by adjusting supply to meet market demand and help improve grower returns. Also, a correction is made to section 930.151 to reflect the correct desirable carry-out inventory not to exceed a maximum of 100 million pounds (81 FR 63676).</p> <p><strong>Contact</strong></p> <p>Jennie M. Varela, Marketing Specialist, or Christian D. Nissen, Regional Director, Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (863) 324-3375, Fax: (863) 291-8614, or Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Jennie.Varela@usda.gov">Jennie.Varela@usda.gov</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Christian.Nissen@usda.gov">Christian.Nissen@usda.gov</a>.</p> <p><strong>Supporting Documents</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=AMS_FRDOC_0001-2088">Final Rule</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:14:52 +0000 mbrown 38424 at https://www.ams.usda.gov USDA Announces Volume Control Percentage Changes for the 2019-20 Tart Cherry Crop Year https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/usda-announces-volume-control-percentage-changes-2019-20-tart-cherry-crop-year <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">USDA Announces Volume Control Percentage Changes for the 2019-20 Tart Cherry Crop Year</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, 07/08/2020 - 12:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item">July 08, 2020</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is&nbsp;announcing volume control for the 2019-20 crop year under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in seven states.</p> <p>The marketing order enables the tart cherry industry and the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to conduct production and marketing research, promotional initiatives and volume control, under USDA’s oversight. The announced volume control establishes a free percentage of 67% and restricted percentage of 33% for the current crop year under the marketing order regulating handling of tart cherries grown in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.</p> <p>The board recommended the seasonal volume regulation to avoid a drop in prices due to oversupply. Free percentage cherries can be used to supply any available market, including domestic markets for pie filling, water packed and frozen tart cherries. Restricted percentage cherries must be redirected either in orchard or at the processing plant to be sold as exports, used for new product development, used for new market development or held in reserve. Cherries held in reserve will not be counted as free inventory and will remain in reserve until there is an industry request for a release.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/08/2020-13125/tart-cherries-grown-in-the-states-of-michigan-et-al-free-and-restricted-percentages-for-the-2019-20">final rule</a> for this action was published in the Federal Register on July 8, 2020.<o:p></o:p></p> <p>More information about the marketing order regulating the handling of tart cherries is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service <a href="/rules-regulations/moa/930-tart-cherries">930 Tart Cherries</a> webpage.<o:p></o:p></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, marketing orders are industry-driven programs that help producers and handlers achieve marketing success by leveraging their own funds to design and execute programs that they would not be able to do individually. The Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight to 29 fruit, vegetable and specialty crops marketing orders and agreements, which helps ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.</em></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender</em></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> </div> Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:00:12 +0000 NWilkins 38423 at https://www.ams.usda.gov Temporarily Unavailable https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/temporarily-unavailable <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Temporarily Unavailable</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, 07/07/2020 - 15:14</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The AMS website is currently unavailable. We are experiencing network connectivity issues. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask you to check back later.</p> </div> Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:14:20 +0000 mbrown 38422 at https://www.ams.usda.gov