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USDA announces peanut butter barter

The USDA plans to conduct a barter of farmer stock peanuts acquired by Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) in exchange for commercial peanut butter.

The initial solicitation will be issued in the near future for commercial peanut butter deliveries between July 1 and Dec. 30, in exchange for CCC-owned farmer stock peanuts in storage. The government intends to issue subsequent solicitations. Those making offers will be advised of the results of the prior solicitation before being asked to submit a final bid for subsequent solicitations. Delivery periods per solicitation will not overlap.

For the purpose of bidding, the United States will be divided into five regions. The CCC owned farmer stock peanuts will be grouped by “lots”, which will include multiple warehouse receipts. Multiple warehouse locations will not be combined in a single lot. Lots will be advertised in a specific region of the U.S. Participants will submit their offer identifying the number of lots they will accept, and in exchange, the number of full trucks of peanut butter they will provide in that region for the given delivery period July 1 – Dec 30.  Separate offers will be submitted for each region. Georgia is in the Southeast Region, which also includes Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Inquiries may be directed to the contracting officer, Hilary Cole, at 816-823-2169 or