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Senate Introduces wheat aid bill to fight hunger

The Senate’s fresh initiative, the American Farmers Feed the World Act, has secured support from the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG). The legislation’s goal to utilize U.S. wheat to battle global hunger. 

This bipartisan effort champions the Food for Peace program's essence, using homegrown resources instead of buying food from foreign competitors. USW’s Peter Laudeman applauds the act for its emphasis on U.S. participation in food aid. Denise Conover, a Montana wheat farmer and USW board representative, expressed her pride in her farm's contribution to global food relief. 

Brent Cheyne of NAWG underscored the significance of wheat from the U.S., contributing to a fifth of the world's calorie consumption. He believes this act can rejuvenate the dwindling use of American crops in global food aid. Advocating for the benefits of local commodities, Brian Linin pointed out their edge over cash handouts. This act will soon be part of the Farm Bill discussions. 

Source : wisconsinagconnection

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