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The government is literally buying tons of cranberries

Kai Ryssdal Nov 26, 2014
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Final Note

The government is literally buying tons of cranberries

Kai Ryssdal Nov 26, 2014
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The Department of Agriculture says it’s buying $55 million worth of cranberries to reduce a huge market surplus and falling prices. They’re facing pressure from the Congressional Cranberry Caucus, which is a real thing.

The agency will get 68 million pounds of cranberries and cranberry-related products, which will go to food pantries and other low-income food programs. 

We covered this very same cranberry crisis about a year ago, so if nothing else it’s nice to get some closure.

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