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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.

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-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$

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$

USDA and EPA Announce Winners of the Next Gen Fertilizer Innovations Challenge

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the Next Gen Fertilizer Innovations Challenge, the second of a two-part, joint USDA-EPA Partnership and Competition on Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs) to Advance Agricultural Sustainability in the United States. The goal of the competition is to improve the efficiency of fertilizers to increase crop yields while reducing the impacts of fertilizers on the environment.

USDA Now Accepting Grant Applications for Wood Products, Energy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2021 – Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh announced today approximately $13 million in new funding opportunities to support market innovation in wood products and wood energy. The announcement came during a “Leaders for the Built Environment” virtual event and kicks off National Forest Products Week as proclaimed by President Biden.

USDA Appoints New Members to Food Safety Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the appointment of 13 new members and 17 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).

Members of the committee are chosen based on their expertise in microbiology, risk assessment, epidemiology, public health, food science, and other relevant disciplines. One individual affiliated with a consumer group is included in the membership of the committee to serve in a representational capacity.

USDA Launches New Effort to Reduce Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Poultry

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is mobilizing a stronger, and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products. The agency is initiating several key activities to gather the data and information necessary to support future action and move closer to the national target of a 25% reduction in Salmonella illnesses.

FOOD-6378 – USA (Carson, Nevada) – Inmate Food Services – Deadline November 17,2021

Posted Date : October 19,2021
Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID : FOOD-6378
Government Authority located in Carson, Nevada; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for inmate food services.
[A] Budget: Looking for Proposal
[B] Scope of Service:
(1) Vendor needs to provide inmate food services including meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy products, baked goods and bread products to the government authority located in Carson, NV.
(2) All questions must be submitted no later than October 28, 2021.

[C] Eligibility:
Onshore (USA Organizations Only)
[D] Work Performance:
Performance of the work will be Offsite. Vendor needs to carry work in their office location.
Budget :
Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 17,2021
Cost to Download This RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Document : 5 US$

USDA Works to Strengthen School Meals, Listens to Feedback from Food Industry Leaders

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Stacy Dean and USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Administrator Cindy Long yesterday hosted a virtual listening session with 19 school food industry executives to discuss their critical role in strengthening access to nutritious foods for school meals programs, now and into the future.