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Feds Shift Food Aid Practices

posted on August 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Feds Shift Food Aid Practices
The U.S. government has begun buying some of the food it donates for international aid from suppliers and farmers in developing nations. This signals a step away from a decades-old tradition of buying all donated food solely from within the United... Full Story

USAID says new farm law to boost food aid abroad

posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:54 PM

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah says changes to the way the United States distributes food aid could help feed 800,000 more people abroad, many of them Syrian refugees. Full Story

Number of US Farmers Markets Surges

posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of urban farmers markets has proliferated across the nation, driven by a demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables. After 18 years of steady increases, there are now... Full Story

House Bill Would Cut Food Stamps, Farm Subsidies

posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp... Full Story

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