Southern Shrimp Alliance Supports Request for USDA Section 32 Shrimp Purchase
The ongoing pandemic, rising fuel costs and the pressure of imported shrimp is making it tough for Gulf of Mexico shrimpers to stay in business. Continued U.S. Department of Agriculture purchases could help, according to the Southern Shrimp Alliance.
Earlier this month, Reps. Garret Graves, R-La., and Jerry L. Carl, R-Ala., wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, requesting the USDA continue its Section 32 wild-caught shrimp in fiscal year 2022. Graves and Carl noted USDA purchased over 9 million ...
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