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Food Aid Reform Stalls
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon May 20, 2013 11:05 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- An Obama administration proposal to shift at least some U.S. foreign food aid from buying domestic commodities to direct cash purchases overseas continues to hit a wall with members of Congress.

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Thursday both expressed their displeasure with the administration proposal and said they were flat-out unwilling to go along with it.

Under the plan, the administration would shift $1.5 billion in international food aid under the Food for Peace program from buying U.S. commodities and instead use that money to make cash purchases of food ...

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