Senators Push USDA to Buy More Seafood After COVID-19 Decimates Fisheries Sector
Two senators are trying to help U.S. fisheries decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., on Friday requested the Government Accountability Office conduct a study to explore ways to ensure that American fisheries receive the expanded economic support they desperately need. The senators are asking for more seafood be purchased through the federal government purchases through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Procurement Program.
“The seafood industry is critical to local and regional economies across the country and...
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