Industry Lauds Record-Breaking USDA Seafood Purchase
Within hours of Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s announcement to purchase $70.9 million worth of seafood — the largest single purchase of seafood made in USDA’s history — industry groups released statements on the importance of including the nation’s seafood in USDA’s food-assistance program.
“It’s good to see USDA recognize the importance of our essential workers as well as provide Americans with healthy seafood,” said National Fisheries Institute’s President, John Connelly. “NFI looks forward to working with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on this as they begin the procurement process.
“The seafood community ...
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