Joint Statement from U.S. and Mexican Agriculture Secretaries

AMES, IOWA, Oct. 20, 2021Mexican Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Victor Villalobos and United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued the following statement at the conclusion of their bilateral meeting in Ames, Iowa.

WTO agriculture negotiators must step up engagement for MC12, says Chair

The Chair of the WTO agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), has told trade officials that the consultations she has held with small groups of members have been constructive but that negotiators must step up their engagement with one another ahead of the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) at the end of November. “I have been encouraged by the level of engagement by members,” she said at a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session on 14-15 October.

The WTO has weathered recent global crises — DDG Paugam

The international trading system has demonstrated its usefulness and its resilience, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam declared in an address to the European Economic and Social Committee on 20 October. “While we witnessed a proliferation of restrictive measures at the beginning of the pandemic, States quickly chose the path of cooperation and trade facilitation.” Rejecting the scenarios of “the WTO’s rebirth, disintegration or decline”, he considers that the challenge for the 12th Ministerial Conference will be “rebuilding trust, as no negotiations can be conducted without it”. His full speech is provided below.

Biden Administration Takes Action to Complete Study of Boundary Waters Area Watershed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 – Today the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior announced actions to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and surrounding watershed in northeastern Minnesota, a unique natural wonder and one of the jewels of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

FOOD-6379 – USA (Toms River, New Jersey) – Meals and Delivered Service – Deadline November 9,2021

Posted Date : October 20,2021
Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID : FOOD-6379
Government Authority located in Toms River, New Jersey; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for meals and delivered service.
[A] Budget: Looking for proposal
[B] Scope of Service:
(1) Vendor needs to provide meals and delivered service including bagels, muffins, croissants, danish, crumcake, donuts, coffee, tea, tuna salad, turkey with cheese, roast beef with cheese
ham with cheese, macaroni potato, cole slaw, diet soda, diet iced tea, regular soda, regular iced tea, water and include all paper products (such as plates, napkins, etc.) Choice of condiments, utensils (forks, knives, spoons), and delivery to the government authority located in Toms River, NJ.
(2) Contract term will be one year.

[C] Eligibility:
Onshore (USA organization Only)
[D] Work Performance:
NA
Budget :
Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 09,2021
Cost to Download This RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Document : 5 US$

FOOD-6380 – USA (Houston, Texas) – Whole Produce for Nutrition Services – Deadline November 1,2021

Posted Date : October 20,2021
Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID : FOOD-6380
Government Authority located in Houston, Texas; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for whole produce for nutrition services.
[A] Budget: Looking for proposal
[B] Scope of Service:
(1) Vendor needs to provide whole produce for nutrition services includes approximately 800 Asparagus, 2000 Apples, 24 Avocado, 800 Basil, 200 Blackberries, 800 Cabbage, 900 Carrots, 100 Cauliflower, 1600 Cucumber, 25 Eggs and Fresh, 2000 Grapefruit, 25 Lemons etc to the government authority located in Houston, TX.
(2) All question must be submitted no later than October 25, 2021.

[C] Eligibility:
Onshore (USA organization Only)
[D] Work Performance:
NA
Budget :
Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 01,2021
Cost to Download This RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Document : 5 US$