- Cranberry growers will be getting some help.
There's an oversupply of cranberries from record harvests in Wisconsin and Canada.
That pushes down prices.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will help by buying up to 68-million pounds of berries.
That should create more stable prices for cranberry growers.
With the oversupply, growers have been getting between 10 cents and 19 cents a pound for cranberries.
According to the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association, growers need 25 cents to 30 cents a pound to break even.
Growers asked the USDA to buy around 30 million pounds of excess cranberries.
The agency instead said it would more than double that.
The cranberry products purchased will likely be distributed to school lunch programs and food pantries.
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