Purchases included $120 million in dairy products, $30 million each in pork products, chicken, and catfish products and $50 million in turkey products.
A weekly roundup of prices for select dairy and specialty livestock markets.
Ag departments look to creatively offer solutions to help farmers and address food insecurity.
Cattle slaughter rates for the week ending April 25 were down 28% year over year.
Feedstuffs Livestock & poultry cash market comparisons, 4/29/2020
Continued volatility in prices expected as disruption in local markets is combined with product shortfalls in Asia.
Consumers now more aware of food chain challenges, but higher costs are ahead.