USDA plans seafood purchases from Columbia River tribes

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service is partnering with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) to promote locally grown and processed foods, including salmon.

Under the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA). CRITFC and its four member tribes will seek to purchase and distribute locally grown, produced, and processed food from underserved producers, USDA said in a press release.

With the LFPA funds, the commission will develop and structure a food delivery system to provide healthier food to underserved tribal communities on their respective reservations along the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Oregon …

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