Thursday, February 12, 2009

Global Food Security Act

Some quick notes about the Global Food Security Act introduced last week. The news has an IL aspect as Sen Durbin is now an original sponsor!

-Sens. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced their Global Food Security Act (S. 384) last week, joined by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) as an original sponsor.

-The bill seeks to improve coordination of programs that support global food security; increase the resources available for agriculture, rural development, and nutrition programs; and create a fund for immediate food emergency response.

- A similar bill is expected to be introduced in the House.

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