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Special USDA Purchase Helps Move Big Potato Crop
Washington--The Agriculture Department will spend $25 million for a special purchase of fresh and processed potatoes. 

The buy will help move a large 2012 crop and was requested in a Sept. 28 letter by the National Potato Council. The purchase is the equivalent of about 300 million pounds of fresh potatoes, which will be sent to federal nutrition programs and food banks.

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