Cherries on Top

Attention beneficiaries of federal food assistance initiatives, such as school breakfast and lunch programs, nutrition programs for the elderly and emergency food assistance services for victims of natural disasters: Hope you like cherries. The Agriculture Department has agreed to buy up to 15 million pounds of tart cherries for Food and Nutrition Service programs. That's up from 1.6 million pounds in fiscal 2004 and 3.5 million pounds in fiscal 2005.

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