Food for the Hungry Urges Swift Compromise to Pass Farm Bill

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Food for the Hungry urges Congress to act quickly, find common ground and pass a Farm Bill that protects the most vulnerable globally. Without a Farm Bill, critical U.S. foreign assistance programs will be in limbo.

Ethiopian Child and Mother Receiving U.S. Food Aid

Ethiopian Child and Mother Receiving U.S. Food Aid

Our plea is for the House to take up the bill again swiftly and work for a solution.

Food for the Hungry (FH) urges Congress to act quickly, find common ground and pass a Farm Bill that protects the most vulnerable globally. Without a Farm Bill, critical U.S. foreign assistance programs will be in limbo.

"It’s difficult to move forward with confidence in a mission of serving the poor globally without the clear mandate that the Farm Bill provides," said Dave Evans, FH’s U.S. President. "We understand that there are critical issues at stake and a compromise must be found, yet we fear gridlock that will only hurt those whose lives are at risk globally. Our plea is for the House to take up the bill again swiftly and work for a solution."

In addition to authorizing domestic food assistance, or SNAP, the Farm Bill supports critical elements of food assistance abroad. The House rejected a five-year Farm Bill on Wednesday. The current Farm Bill is operating under a one-year extension that will expire on September 30, 2013.

Founded in 1971, Food for the Hungry provides emergency relief and long-term development programs with operations in more than 20 countries to help the world's most vulnerable people. Learn more by visiting http://www.fh.org. Social connections include http://www.facebook.com/foodforthehungry and http://www.twitter.com/food4thehungry.

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