USDA Announces Purchase Awards for Catfish Through Build Back Better Initiative
The USDA announced purchase awards for catfish products, in all purchasing just shy of 3.6 million pounds of raw unbreaded catfish fillets for a total of $32,378,660.
Initially, the USDA was looking to buy a total of 7.6 million pounds of catfish as it announced on December 8. However, 2.7 million pounds was not able to be purchased due to vendor constraints and an additional 1.3 million pounds wasn’t purchased due to price considerations.
The bulk of the purchase by the USDA was from Mississippi-headquartered America’s...
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