USA - U.S.D.A. to invest $87M in meat purchases for programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to purchase approximately $87 million worth of turkey, pork and lamb for federal food nutrition assistance programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 31. These purchases will assist the turkey, pork, lamb and walnut sectors, which are currently struggling due to depressed market conditions, Mr. Vilsack said. U.S.D.A. intends to spend $60 million on turkey products, $25 million for pork, $2 million of lamb and $29.7 million of walnuts. The agency will survey potential suppliers to seeking the lowest overall cost by publicly inviting bids and awarding contracts to responsible bidders.
Wednesday 1 April 2009 (9 years 5 months 24 days ago)
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to purchase approximately $87 million worth of turkey, pork and lamb for federal food nutrition assistance programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 31. These purchases will assist the turkey, pork, lamb and walnut sectors, which are currently struggling due to depressed market conditions, Mr. Vilsack said.

U.S.D.A. intends to spend $60 million on turkey products, $25 million for pork, $2 million of lamb and $29.7 million of walnuts. The agency will survey potential suppliers to seeking the lowest overall cost by publicly inviting bids and awarding contracts to responsible bidders.

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