The USDA is buying U.S. rice for the nation’s food banks

The USDA is purchasing rice grown in the U.S. to distribute to food assistance programs and food banks.

The USDA is purchasing domestic rice to distribute to food assistance programs.

The Department announced it will buy up to $50 million in rice produced here in the U.S. for the nation’s food banks. Secretary Vilsack approved the purchase through the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act.

Deliveries are expected to start in November.

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