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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Apr 29, 2013 08:47 AM CDT

Despite push back from farm groups and U.S. shippers, the White House put another spotlight on food-aid reforms with a fact sheet on the impact of changing the $2 billion in programs used for international food aid.

On Thursday, the White House sent out text of a speech by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in which Shah described how al Qaeda blocked shipments of U.S. food last year from reaching Somalians struggling with drought. U.S. food aid couldn't save lives, Shah said, "But cash transfers could."

Using some flexibility, Shah said the U.S. was able to buy food for families in some areas ...

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