USDA’s Planned $10 Million Catfish Purchase Earns Praise From Catfish Farmers of America

usda logoMay 10, 2013
– Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) today offered praise for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service, which announced plans Wednesday to purchase up to $10 million in frozen U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish for federal food nutrition assistance programs, including charitable institutions. ”We are proud the USDA is choosing U.S. Farmed-Raised Catfish to provide nutritious and safe meals to Americans in need,” said Ben Pentecost, CFA President. “The USDA’s purchase will provide a tremendous economic benefit to the U.S. catfish industry while encouraging domestic consumption. We look forward to working with the USDA as they begin the purchasing process.”  The USDA’s Section 32 program allows the federal agency to purchase and donate meats, poultry, fruits, vegetables and fish to domestic nutrition programs for low-income Americans.

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