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USDA, USAID deploy $1B for emergency food assistance worldwide

Purchase of both immediate aid and pilot program for non-traditional commodities announced

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development will deploy $1 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation funding to purchase U.S.-grown commodities to provide emergency food assistance to people in need throughout the world, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced April 18.

“America’s farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world, and we rely on them to supply safe and nutritious food not only to our nation, but to the global community,” Vilsack said. “With many millions of peo...


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