Food Assistance: School Milk Contract Bid-rigging : Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives

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Page 16 - United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service 3101 Park Center Drive Alexandria, VA 22302 September 5, 1989 Mr.
Page 5 - USC 291), which provides that persons engaged in the production of agricultural products as fruit growers may act together in associations in collectively processing, preparing for market, handling, and marketing...
Page 5 - Agriculture believes that such an association monopolizes, or restrains trade in interstate or foreign commerce to such an extent that the price of an agricultural product is unduly enhanced...
Page 3 - The objectives of federal dairy policy have been to support farmers' prices and incomes, expand consumption, ensure an adequate supply of good quality milk, and stabilize dairy prices and markets. The policy is carried out principally through two programs — the milk marketing order program, created in 1937, and a price support program, created in 1949.
Page 6 - United States v. Maryland Cooperative Milk Producers, Inc., 145 F. Supp. 151 472 United States v.
Page 8 - ... programs, funding from the Archdiocese and donations from the public of food, money and time. We have an annual budget of just over $5 million. To give you an idea of the unique perspective we bring to what we say today I would like to let you know a little bit about the services we provide. Through the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Special Milk Program we provide lunch to 54 schools, breakfast to 11 and lunch and breakfast to 27 residential child care institutions....
Page 11 - Services with the opportunity to comment on a draft of this report We received written comments from all three departments.
Page 21 - USDA to consider the potential impact of a suspension or debarment on a program, we believe that USDA must carefully balance the deterrent value of such actions against the possible short-term detrimental impacts they may create for some schools or school districts. We believe that the deterrent value of suspension and debarment actions is only meaningful if those dairies that...

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