September 13, 2017
USDA has announced a tender for more than 106,000 hundredweight of dark red kidney beans for use in the National School Lunch Program and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs. This tender is the results of a request from the Northarvest Bean Growers Association and the North Central Bean Dealers Association for purchases through USDA’s Section 32 program. This program is designed to support the farm sector through the purchase of surplus commodities. Bids are due by September 20.