USDA Plans to Buy a Surplus of Grapes for Nutrition Supplements

According to an article in the Auburnpub.com, The Department of Agriculture will spend 11.5 million dollars to buy up surplus Concord grapes from New York vineyards and other growers around the country and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the juice from those grapes will be used to supplement school lunch programs for America's school children.   There are nearly 10,000 acres of concord grape vines in New York State.  Senator Chuck Schumer, who worked with Gillibrand to get the USDA subsidy, says it will stabilize the market ahead of this year's harvest and give kids a nutritional boost in the bargain.

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