The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week released its first invitation in 2010 to American lamb companies to sell lamb products for use in federal food and nutrition programs. The offer applies to lamb leg roasts.
ASI encouraged the authorization to purchase a minimum of $2 million in section 32 funds through calendar year 2010 to provide the industry with more confidence, something that is needed for a good market.
Offers must be received by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service before 1:30 p.m., CDT, Friday, July 30. Acceptances will be announced by midnight, Friday, Aug. 6. Shipments will be made between Sept. 16 and Sept. 30.
Additional program information can be accessed at www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=TemplateR&page=ORMAnnouncementPage2.