Become a Qualified Vendor for USDA Food Commodities Purchases
February 15, 2022
United State Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Commodity Procurement Program invites you to a live, interactive webinar on lessons learned in becoming an approved USDA food vendor. AMS purchases approximately $6 billion of U.S. grown and processed foods annually for both domestic and international food assistance programs. USDA purchases over 300 different food products that directly support the nutritional needs for millions of school children, families, and other qualified individuals. Find out how your company can participate in these purchases that support American agriculture. More details are available on our website, Become a USDA Foods Vendor.
Andrea Lang and Diana Dau David, New Vendor Coordinators for AMS's Commodity Procurement Program, will be presenting on the following topics:
- Steps to become a qualified vendor for USDA food purchases
- System for Award Management (SAM) Tips to Register
- Guided Tour of the Commodity Procurement Program website
- Frequently Asked Questions
The webinar will be February 15 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time and is FREE. However, registration is required, and space is limited. You may register for the webinar below. When you register you will be provided with the opportunity to submit questions about becoming a qualified vendor. If you have questions about the registration process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Register for the Webinar
Apple Grower Listening Session - USDA RMA Crop Insurance
June 28, 2023
The Risk Management Agency (RMA) is inviting interested parties to participate in a listening session to discuss the proposed changes to the apple crop insurance program. These proposed changes were published in a Proposed Rule with request for comments on December 16, 2021.
RMA invited public comments on this rule through April 15, 2022. RMA received comments to the Proposed Rule from approximately 200 interested parties. RMA is taking this opportunity to engage with interested parties to clarify the intent of the Proposed Rule before finalizing changes.
Small Fruit Opportunities for Small Farms
July 11, 2023
$10 per farm
Pre register by Monday, July 10th at 9 am
Join us for a field afternoon at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm and Juniper Hill Farm in Essex County to learn about growing small fruit crops in northern New York. We'll discuss considerations for site selection, varieties, pruning, integrated pest management, marketing, and more. In addition to strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, we'll cover novelty small fruits and nuts for specialty markets and hear from local producers who grow them.
1.75 DEC credits approved in categories 1A, 10, and 22
Rain date: This event will be held at the same time on Thursday, July 13th if thunderstorms and/or significant rain are predicted on the 11th