Date: Aug 14, 2018

The USDA is developing trade mitigation programs to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified tariff retaliation from China and other countries. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is offering a food purchase and distribution program that will be offered to specialty crop growers. However, in order to qualify and sell directly to USDA, you must become a USDA “approved vendor” first.

AMS will be hosting opportunities to join a live, interactive webinar to discuss these details:

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT


  • Thursday, August 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT


Topics Covered in Webinar:

  • Steps to become an “approved vendor”
  • Links and tools that can help you through the new vendor registration process
  • Review of the Master Solicitation and Product Specifications
  • Next steps after becoming an approved vendor


Andrea Lang – New Vendor Coordinator, AMS Commodity Procurement Program

The webinar is free of charge, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register today. For more information about the webinars or AMS, contact Jeffrey Davis at (202) 306-2673.

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