Owens asks for more produce be sold overseas to Japan

PLATTSBURGH - Congressman Bill Owens joined a group of his peers in asking the amount of U.S. produce that can be sold to Japan be increased.

The request was made in a letter sent to Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, and Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The March 11 earthquake in Japan that damaged nuclear power plants has prompted worries that food there might be radiation contaminated.

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