Category: FOOD AID

MARITIME-AGRICULTURE COALITION CALLS FOR FOOD AID FUNDING

A large coalition of maritime and agricultural organizations has expressed “support for continuing at least current levels of funding for the Food for Peace and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Programs in FY’18.”The more than 70 organizations…

SENATORS FIGHT TO KEEP PL 480 PROGRAM

A bipartisan group of 30 United States Senators has called on the Trump Administration to fully support the PL 480 program, calling the Program “a critical foreign policy tool.”  The text of the letter from the Senators to the Administration…

AEI Letter re US Food Aid Costly Problem Publication

We write in response to the November 2, 2016 American Enterprise Institute publication “US Food aid’s costly problem: Why it’s time to eliminate cargo preference,” authored by Montana State University Professor Vincent H. Smith and his assistant Ryan Nabil. The…

Liberty Maritime has received the Certificate of Recognition from the USDA

In recognition of Liberty Maritime Corporation’s outstanding performance and support to the P.L. 480 Title II Food Aid program in delivering bulk & breakbulk grain shipments to difficult locations around the globe. Liberty Maritime Corporation has consistently demonstrated great dedication…

Food for Peace Draft Strategy 2016‐2025 Comments of USA Maritime

USA Maritime thanks the Office of Food for Peace for the opportunity to submit comments on the July 5, 2016 draft of the Office of Food for Peace, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance 2016‐2025 Draft Strategy. Food for…

House Passes Appropriation Measure Supporting Food for Peace

The members of USA Maritime rise in support and gratitude for the House Appropriations Committee’s decision to sustain funding for our nation’s flagship international food aid programs, despite the Administration’s proposal to reduce Food for Peace funding in FY17 by…

Maritime, Agriculture Coalition Urges Full Funding for Food Aid Programs

The undersigned organizations support sustained funding for the Food for Peace (P.L. 480) and Food for Progress international food aid programs and oppose proposals to reduce funding or to shift these resources to overseas commodity procurement and cash assistance. These…

USA Maritime, Marad Respond to GAO Preference Report

USA Maritime Coalition has responded to the recent Government Accountability Office Report No. 15-666 “International Food Assistance:  Cargo Preference Increases Food Aid Shipping Costs and Benefits Are Unclear”, arguing that the report “paints a distorted picture because it only tells…

USA Maritime Rebuts USA TODAY Food Aid Article

USA Maritime members are the internationally trading United States flag carriers, labor unions, and associations that compose today’s deep water U.S. Merchant Marine.  We were disappointed to see the one-sided and factually inaccurate presentation of the Food for Peace program…

Navy League Opposes Bill To End PL 480 Program

The Navy League of the United States has joined with the USA Maritime Coalition and others in urging the Senate to reject S. 2421, legislation to repeal the PL 480 Food for Peace Program.  The bill, introduced by Senators Bob Corker…