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Wis. congressional delegation pushing USDA to buy record crop of cranberries

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s congressional delegation is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy cranberries for school lunches and other nutrition programs.

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin points to unfavorable market conditions after a record crop, forcing some producers to struggle financially.

The USDA is being pushed to consider a purchase of 50 million pounds of cranberries.

The fruit contains significant amounts of anti-oxidants which might help prevent heart disease, cancer, urinary tract infections and other ailments.

More than half of the world’s supply of cranberries are produced in Wisconsin.

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