From the I-really-don’t-have-this-much-time-on-my-hands-but-I-couldn’t-resist category ...
I did a little math and figured out how many juice boxes the U.S. Department of Agriculture could buy with the $11.5 million it will use to purchase surplus grape juice.
Washington growers ended the year receiving $225 per ton cash. At that price, the government could purchase 51,111 tons, roughly 12.8 million gallons.
Most juice boxes, the kind kids carry in their lunches, contain 6.75 ounces. That would give federal nutrition officials about 243 million juice boxes.
Hope they are thirsty.
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