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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Feb 26, 2013 06:11 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Outcry Over Possible Restructuring of P.L. 480 Food Aid Program

There have been discussions for years about the advisability of restructuring the nation's largest foreign food aid program to make it both more efficient and less expensive to operate. One suggestion that appears to meet both criteria is for the United States to move away from buying and shipping U.S.-produced grains and oilseeds to food-short nations on expensive U.S.-flagged ships and instead to provide cash to those countries so they can ...

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