USDA Buys $23.8 Million of Canned Salmon, Frozen Pollock for U.S. School Lunch Program
Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a bulk purchase of canned pink salmon and frozen pollock from Alaska of just under $23.8 million. The annual purchases go to school lunch programs and other nutrition assistance programs across the country.
The purchase will be from last year’s or 2018 inventories. Alaska’s pink salmon season officially opened June 1 in Prince William Sound and last week in regions within Southeast Alaska, but production has not reached high volumes yet.
Canned salmon production represents ...
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