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Senators Oppose Food Aid Cuts
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Mar 4, 2013 02:24 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Amidst rumors that the Obama administration's draft budget for fiscal year 2014 would eliminate food aid programs that provide U.S. commodities in low-income countries and replace them with a smaller program to provide money to buy commodities on the international markets, 21 senators are urging President Barack Obama to maintain funding for the Food for Peace program.

Shifting to international procurement could mean a significant drop in U.S. government purchases of commodities from American farmers.

With that, the American Soybean Association also issued a statement Thursday citing its strong opposition to the proposed White House plan.

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