USDA to buy $25 million in shrimp

A boat makes its way out to harvest shrimp on the opening day of the 2011 Mississippi shrimp...
A boat makes its way out to harvest shrimp on the opening day of the 2011 Mississippi shrimp season.
Published: Oct. 28, 2022 at 2:41 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The United States Department of Agriculture is purchasing $25 million in shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.

The purchase will provide relief to Louisiana’s shrimp industry, according to Congressman Garret Graves’ office.

The USDA will use the shrimp for food nutrition assistance programs, according to Congressman Clay Higgins’ office.

The USDA made similar purchases of shrimp in 2020 and 2021. Lawmakers asked the USDA to continue buying the shrimp.

The Southern Shrimp Alliance lauded the announcement.

To read more about the USDA’s purchasing process, click HERE.