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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 14, 2019.
Buy American Agriculture Act
This bill requires the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service to purchase agricultural commodities and seafood under the Food Purchase and Distribution Program only from domestically owned enterprises.
The bill includes exceptions if applying the requirement
would be inconsistent with the public interest, is not possible because the domestically produced products are not available in sufficient quantities or in a satisfactory quality, or would result in cost increase of more than 25% compared to the previous year.