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Billions in mystery from USDA

- Analysis
Naturally, we want to know what’s in all those USDA billion for the fresh produce industry.

USDA to invest $1B to expand national food bank capacity

- General News
USDA today announced an investment of up to $1 billion, including $500 million in American Rescue Plan funding, in TEFAP to support and expand the emergency food network so states, food banks and local organizations can reliably serve their communities.

USDA allows wide variety of items for produce box contracts

- General News
USDA says produce box contractors have an unlimited list of fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from.

USDA gives $9.7MM in produce box contracts

- General News
The USDA released the contract recipients for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) produce box program May 18.

USDA Produce Box budget set for $20MM

- General News
USDA’s new Produce Box program, which it says is not designed to replace the Farmers to Families Food Box program, has a budget of about $20 million.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program extended through May

- General News
The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program’s Round 5 has been extended into May, with final deliveries occurring by May 31.

AMS solicits bids for TEFAP Fresh Produce Packages

- General News
The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service today issued a solicitation for fresh produce packages under the Emergency Food Assistance Program also known as TEFAP.