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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Food for Peace program revanp
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is one of the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who have introduced legislation to modernize U.S. global food assistance program as part of the 2018 farm bill. The Food for Peace Modernization Act proposes greater efficiencies in the Food for Peace program so the U.S. can free up as much as $275 million to provide life-saving food to nearly 9 million more people in a shorter time period. “We currently spend 30 cents on the dollar for actual food in the Food for Peace program. At no extra taxpayer expense, we can put more food into food aid and have it arrive months faster to feed millions of additional starving people without lessening the critical role of American farmers,” says Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “This bill is a win for everyone involved. We have made substantial progress in recent years in building support among stakeholders for these reforms, including support from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The farm bill provides the opportunity to more fully modernize our food aid efforts when there is enormous need around the world, and I am hopeful with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate that we will be successful.”


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