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Commodity Purchasing
AMS Commodity Procurement Division  

AMS Commodity Procurement Division purchases a variety of food products in support of the National School Lunch Program and other food assistance programs. These purchases also help to stabilize prices in agricultural commodity markets by balancing supply and demand.

What’s New

  • USDA Drought Assistance Procurements (PDF) (updated September 27, 2012)- Information Regarding USDA Food Procurements to Assist Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought; Includes Notices, Program Announcements, and Solicitation/Award Updates





Commodity Purchase Programs

AMS Commodity Procurement Division (CPD) publically posts all solicitations, offer due dates, and details on subsequent awards. Choose a category below, then select the product of interest from the drop-down menu. Also listed below are links to purchasing reports issued by CPD on a periodic basis.



Web Based Supply Chain Management



Vendor Selling Kit


  Program Contacts for Industry (PDF)  
  Industry Conference  
  Livestock Eligible Suppliers List (PDF)  
  Approved Laboratory Program for Testing Frozen Cooked Diced Chicken (PDF)  
  AMS Food Safety Attributes (PDF)  
  Commodity Hold and Recall (PDF)  
Useful Links
  Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)  
  Farm Service Agency (FSA)  
  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  
  Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  
  Farm to School Resources  
  Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Resources  
See Also
  Poultry Programs  
  Livestock and Seed Program  
  Fruit and Vegetable Programs  
  Livestock Product Survey  
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  Last Modified Date: 09/27/2012