The USDA has announced $2.3 billion in funding through the Commodity Credit Corporation to strengthen global trade and provide international food aid.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tells Brownfield that $1 billion will be used to help address global hunger. “We’ve obviously got a crisis, a set of crises around the world that has exacerbated food insecurity,” he says. “And it’s necessary that US does what it always does, which is to provide assistance and help to those in need.”
The USDA also announced $1.3 billion to help diversify export markets and bolster demand for US agricultural goods through the Regional Agricultural Promotion Program.