U.S. Grain Council receives USDA grain donation for work in Iraq
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will donate 21,250 metric tons of corn and 8,750 metric tons of soybean meal to the U.S. Grain Council, a private organization, for use in Iraq.
The U.S. Grain Council will sell the corn and soybean meal and use the proceeds to help revitalize the Iraqi poultry industry. The council’s program will provide a revolving loan fund for poultry producers, training in credit fund management, and trade-capacity building for the Iraqi Poultry Producers Association.
The donation will be made under the USDA’s Food for Progress program, administered by the Foreign Agricultural Service. The supply period for this donation is fiscal 2005.