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Last April, the future of America’s premier international food aid program, Food for Peace (PL 480 Title II), was thrown into doubt when the Obama Administration proposed transferring 85 percent of its budget to disaster relief accounts for buying food aid in the United States or overseas and the remainder would be used for directly funding development programs. In the 2014 Appropriations Act and the new Farm Bill, Congress rejected the idea of eliminating funding for the time-tested Food for Peace program, but heeded the Administration’s call for greater flexibility by providing more tools and more funding to fight hunger.

Agri PulseCongress Approves Common-Sense Food Aid Reforms