To provide timely and accurate information on prices, demand, movement, volume, and quality on all major U.S. agricultural commodities to state departments of agriculture.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
L - Dissemination of Technical Information
Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act, 7 U.S.C. 471- 473, 473b, 475-476; Tobacco Inspection Act, 7 U.S.C. 511h; Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1622k; Tobacco Statistics Act, 7 U.S.C. 501-508; Naval Stores Act, 7 U.S.C. 91-99; Cotton Futures Act, 7 U.S.C. 15b; Peanut Statistics Act, 7 U.S.C. 951-957; Food Security Act of 1985, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State Departments of Agriculture may subscribe to existing market news reports or bulletins pertaining to specific agricultural commodities and markets.
State Departments of Agriculture
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Requests for Market News reports and information should be made to the appropriate commodity division of the AMS field office (see Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing of office locations).
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The information is used by State Departments of Agriculture as a basis for judging prevailing commodity values. Market News information is widely distributed through a variety of electronic sources, as well as fax.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
As provided for in Cooperative agreements with states, normally on an annual basis. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
AMS field offices are listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250 US
(Information) FY 18$34,068,000.00; FY 19 est $33,659,000.00; FY 20 est $28,927,000.00; FY 17$33,659,000.00; FY 16$33,219,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
MB-40, "The Federal- State Market News Services;" MB-41, "Market News Service on Cotton;" MB-61, "The Market News Service on Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamental and Specialty Crops;" MB-44, "The Market News Service on Grain;" MB-63 "Market News Service on Dairy, MB-60 Market News Service and Poultry Products;" MB-43, "Market News Service for Tobacco and Naval Stores;" Annual Market Statistical Summaries are available for sale only through the AMS commodity divisions.
Examples of Funded Projects