Category: FOOD AID

Keeping the Food in Food for Peace

Adopting a cash voucher system would disrupt the cost-effective delivery of food aid By Elijah E. Cummings, Duncan Hunter , Nick Rahall May 21, 2013   Elijah E. Cummings is a Democratic representative from Maryland, Duncan Hunter is a Republican…

Cong. Cummings and Hunter: Food Aid Supports Sealift

The Post’s May 13 editorial “Hurdles in reforming U.S. food aid” glossed over critical facts about the U.S. merchant marine and food aid programs. The Post failed to discuss the important nexus linking food aid programs, the merchant marine and the…

Farm Bureau Says: Keep the Food in Food Aid

Recently, a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation staff was interviewed on the subject of proposed changes to U.S. international food aid. The question was whether the United States should shift food aid donations to cash instead of American-grown…

USA Maritime Rebuts Charges Against US Shipping and Food Aid

WASHINGTON, DC — USA Maritime Chairman James L. Henry today issued the following statement to correct reports about the efficacy of the U.S. Merchant Marine in delivering U.S. food aid and to comment on the detrimental effects of proposed changes…

Support Food for Peace

USA Maritime, a coalition of American maritime labor unions and U.S.-flag shipping companies, strongly opposes the Administration’s proposal to replace the time-tested Food for Peace (PL 480) Program with a cash-based system (the “Emergency Food Security Program” or EFSP) that…