USDA Releases Bid Invitation for Offers to Sell Tree Nuts

January 29, 2019

On January 17, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released domestic commodity invitation for offer to sell Tree Nuts to the AMS Master Solicitation for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. The invitation for bids is part of the Food Purchase and Distribution Program and is designed to assist the industry in response to trade damage from the recent “unjustified tariff retaliation” from other countries.



The invitation for bids opened January 17, 2019. You must submit all offers by February 7, 2019 in order to be eligible. The acceptance of the offers will be announced by midnight, Thursday, February 28, 2019. Deliveries are to be made between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

During the announcement, the United States Department of Agriculture outlined additional information requested and eligibility requirements. Please see the following document, attached below, for the official bid invitation for Tree Nuts.


Please feel free to contact the American Pecan Council office at (817) 916-0020, or email You may also find additional information on the AMS USDA website (

View Tree Nut Solicitation on USDA Website

Click Here to Access a PDF Version of the USDA Tree Nut Solicitation

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