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Section: General News - Plans for a USD8.5 million assistance for Philippine typhoon victims were announced on Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Food for Progress Program (FPP) by Secretary Tom Vilsack, at his meeting with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacanang.
The commodity donation is estimated to provide food to about 438,000 persons for 60 days, according to an announcement from the USDA in Manila.
Today's FPP allocation is about 7,000 metric tons of U.S. rice and 680 metric tons of U.S. produced non-fat dry milk. According to the USDA, the commodities would be processed into UHT (ultra-high temperature) milk and biscuits for …