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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Apr 23, 2014 08:53 AM CDT

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

Oxfam: Food Aid Proposal Would Increase Program Costs

The international development group Oxfam America says a bill currently under consideration by a Senate committee would require that a minimum of 75% of U.S. food aid be carried on U.S.-flagged vessels, up from the current 50%. Shipping anything on a U.S.-flagged vessel is one of the more expensive ways to move cargo.

The proposed change appears in H.R. 4005 (the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act) that passed the House earlier this ...

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