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USDA Steps In To Relieve Salmon Glut04:55

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There's an overabundance of pink salmon this year.

In response, the USDA is buying up almost $40 million worth of canned salmon. The move helps fisherman keep prices up, and the salmon get donated to food banks.

From the Here & Now Contributing Station, KUOW's Carolyn Adolph reports the government decision to purchase the salmon is a relief to both fishermen and distributors.


This segment aired on September 30, 2014.

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