• Senate Hearing Attacks Food Aid Status Quo

    Oct 27, 2017
    Senator Corker (R-TN) used a hearing on food aid to blast some aspects of the programs.
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  • Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown

    Jan 26, 2017
    Earlier today, several commodity organizations providing the bulk of the in-kind food aid contributions by the United States sent a letter to President Trump asking him to maintain and strengthen the role that U.S. farmers play in ensuring global food security.
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  • USA Rice Efforts Result in Congressional Action on Rice Food Aid

    Feb 05, 2016
    As reported in the USA Rice Daily January 8, 2016, Congress has made available an additional $250 million to assist with the Syrian refugee crisis. USA Rice immediately began working with allies in Congress to make the case for why U.S.-grown rice should be a part of the solution for this devastating humanitarian crisis.
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  • Warshaw Testifies on Importance of In-Kind Contributions in Food Aid Programs

    Sep 30, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodEarlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a public hearing on U.S. International Food Aid Programs. USA Rice Food Aid Subcommittee Chairman Jamie Warshaw testified, along with five other witnesses representing various private volunteer organizations (PVOs) and commodity groups.
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  • U.S. Rice Recognized at Food for Peace Celebration

    Jul 22, 2015
    USA Rice was one of the selected exhibitors at a Capitol Hill celebration yesterday on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Food for Peace program. Food for Peace has provided life-saving food assistance through the use of in-kind food donations including rice, to more than three billion people in vulnerable communities around the world.
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  • House Ag Committee Pushes Back on Administration Efforts to Gut Food Aid Programs

    Jun 24, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing today with Phil Karsting, Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Thomas Staal, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID to review international food aid programs in light of controversial efforts to reform the programs by the Obama Administration and some Members of Congress.
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