Purchases include $317 million for dairy, $258 million for meat and $175 million for combination of fresh produce, dairy and meat.
FEMA and USDA help sought on livestock depopulation and disposal of anticipated 10 million hogs in next few months.
A weekly roundup of prices for select dairy and specialty livestock markets.
Meat Price Index registers fourth consecutive monthly decline; dairy falls for second month in a row.
Cutout prices soaring in May, providing slight boost for live hog prices.
Feedstuffs Livestock & poultry cash market comparisons, 5/6/2020
Ag secretary estimates all processing plants will be back on line in a week to 10 days.
Pork exports to China/Hong Kong in March nearly triple their year-ago volume.