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Farm Bill, Food Aid And U.S. Shipping Changes

  Farm bill conferees wrestle with international food aid reform proposals.

While a handful of issues – chief among them nutrition program funding, regional crop support differences, and dairy policy – are proving difficult to find middle ground on, the ongoing farm bill conference must also deal with international food aid reform. With the humanitarian crises in Syria and the Philippines looming large, everyone in the debate remain keen to feed the world’s hungry but how the U.S. will do that in the future is in the balance.

Those opposed to the Senate farm bill’s major revisions of the U.S. food aid model – used in the Food for Peace and Food for Progress – say U.S. jobs and military readiness would be affected if proposed changes are included in the new farm bill. Among those against the Senate’s reforms are trade unions and a broad swath of agriculture advocacy groups.

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