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U.S. Takes a Bite From Cheese Mountain With Stockpile Purchase

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  • USDA to buy $20 million of cheese, distribute to food pantries
  • Milk glut has pushed dairy prices to lowest levels since 2009

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to buy $20 million of stockpiled cheese to distribute to food banks and pantries nationwide in an attempt to stem farmer losses after dairy prices plummeted amid a global milk glut earlier this year.

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