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Published May 30, 2011, 03:20 PM

World food aid programs see cuts

WASHINGTON — The gulf between the need for global food security programs and fiscal reality came into stark contrast in Washington May 24 as Obama administration officials and Microsoft founder Bill Gates called on Congress to spend more money on international agricultural development, while the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee cut funding for international food aid and congressional Democrats warned of more cuts to come.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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