With USDA’s trade assistance package, the government will purchase up to $1.2 billion of commodities. The purchase list has been announced and it is topped by nearly $560 million in pork purchases. Another $85 million has been targeted for dairy purchases. More than $44 million in potato products will go for school lunches and nutrition assistance programs. Beef purchase will likely approach $15 million. $18 million in Navy beans and $14.2 million is available for pinto beans.
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