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Items Tagged with 'Food for Peace'



Trump backs spending deal to avert shutdown

Assured of President Donald Trump's support, the Senate and then the House passed a fiscal 2019 spending agreement Thursday to avert another government shutdown and fund USDA, Interior, FDA and other departments and agencies important to agriculture through Sept. 30.
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US shippers decry decline in food aid

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The U.S. shipping industry is facing a vicious circle. A decline in shipments of American food aid is causing the fleet to shrink. Now, lawmakers are citing that dwindling fleet as a reason to further reduce the amount of food aid shipped via U.S-flag carriers.
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Senators slam US food aid rules

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2017 - Key senators charged that rules for U.S. food aid are driving up shipping costs and robbing hungry children of desperately needed food without benefiting American farmers.
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Agri-Pulse Daybreak for March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2017 - The Senate is finally starting to move on Sonny Perdue’s nomination to become agriculture secretary. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee announced last night that they will hold Perdue’s confirmation hearing next Thursday.
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