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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Donates Food

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Agriculture Department has donated about 35,220 tons of U.S. farm commodities to Russia for the fiscal year 2000.

The USDA said Thursday that the food donation included buckwheat, goats, rice, peas, lentils, wheat flour, nonfat dry milk and vegetable oil.

The Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network, a private voluntary organization, plans to distribute the donated commodities to about 2.4 million Russians. The donation was made under USDA’s Food for Progress program. The supply period for the donation is fiscal year 2000.

Russia is a major food importer, especially from the United States and the European Union.