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Fri May 22, 2020, 09:31 PM

Trump's signature effort to direct farm surplus to needy families abruptly withdraws large contract

The Trump administration withdrew one of the largest contracts in its signature effort to use farm surplus to feed hungry Americans, capping a chaotic process that industry experts say relied too heavily on companies with little demonstrated experience in farming, food chains or food banks.

Contracts totaling more than $107 million went to a San Antonio event planner, an avocado mail-order company, a health-and-wellness airport kiosk company and a trade finance corporation, according to the Agriculture Department’s announcement of contract awards.

But the USDA bypassed the country’s three largest food distribution companies, as well as nonprofit organizations with long histories of feeding the poor on a large scale, according to Tom Stenzel, president of the United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA).

California Avocados Direct received $40 million to supply fresh fruit and vegetables across nine states. The company said it would need to pave a new road to its facility in Escondido, Calif., buy three cargo containers and hire 130 people to start delivering the boxes. “I thought it would be fun to move 1 million boxes,” chief executive Ben Holtz said in a phone interview. “A million sounds kind of cool, and they said all right. Next week will be 100,000 boxes, then the next week will have to approach 200,000.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trumps-signature-effort-to-direct-farm-surplus-to-needy-families-abruptly-withdraws-large-contract-amid-criticism-of-rollout/ar-BB14t7ns?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:44 PM

1. To purposely...

To purposely pick the wrong candidates for things and make sure to screw up a feigned attempt to help actual people IS Strump's signature mark. You can see it in the way he signs it.

We see this over and over again. It's not a new thing.

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Sat May 23, 2020, 12:27 AM

3. Check their donations. $$$

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Fri May 22, 2020, 10:12 PM

2. k&r for visibility.

The inevitable result of corruption and graft.

-Laelth

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