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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is informing lamb producers of a potential market for their product.

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is inviting lamb producers to submit a bid to help supply product for the National School Lunch Program and other federal food assistance programs.

Bid submission began on June 14 and will end on June 26. Bid acceptances will be announced July 6 and product must be shipped between September 9-22.

The AMS is asking for bids on a total of 396,000 pounds of lamb which will be sent to 10 locations, giving lamb producers the opportunity to submit up to 10 separate bids.

The AMS purchases food through competitive bids and negotiated contracts. In addition to helping people in need of assistance, these programs can also help ranchers by serving to maintain stable commodity prices.

For more information please contact the Livestock and Seed Program Contracting Officer at 202-720-2650 or access the invitation on the AMS website.