The government is literally buying tons of cranberries
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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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