May 17 -- Comment period extended 30 days, until June 21, 2021. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/05/17/2021-10351/supply-chains-for-the-production-of-agricultural-commodities-and-food-products
April 21 -- To inform the assessment ordered by President Biden, the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requests information and comments from the public by May 21, 2021 regarding the supply chains for the production of agricultural commodities and food products. Comments are requested on 11 topics. FR notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/21/2021-08152/supply-chains-for-the-production-of-agricultural-commodities-and-food-products
On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on “America's Supply Chains,” which directs several Federal agency actions to secure and strengthen America's supply chains. One of these directions is for the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary) to submit, within one year, a report to the President that assesses the supply chains for the production of agricultural commodities and food products. This notice requests comments and information from the public to assist USDA in preparing the report required by E.O. 14017. Further, USDA will use public comments received through this notice to inform our thinking regarding how stimulus relief programs and spending related to food supply chain resilience as authorized by the CAA and the ARPA can help to increase durability and resilience within the U.S. food supply.
We are particularly interested in comments addressing local and regional food systems, creating new market opportunities (including for value-added agriculture and value-added products), facilitating fair and competitive markets (including traceability and supply chain transparency), advancing efforts to transform the food system, meeting the needs of the agricultural workforce, supporting and promoting consumers' nutrition security, particularly for low-income populations, and supporting the needs of socially disadvantaged and small to mid-sized producers and processors.