Saturday, July 10, 2010

CCC buys wheat for Ethiopia, Malawi, Afghanistan

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department's Commodity Credit Corp (CCC) said on Thursday that it bought 55,760 tonnes of U.S. hard red winter wheat for donation to Ethiopia, Malawi and Afghanistan. The purchase was valued at $11.16 million and made from Cargill and Louis Dreyfus at $196.34 to $206.40 per tonne FOB. Delivery to vessel is August 2-12 with shipment from Houston, Texas. The U.S. government is the largest provider of food aid in the world. A copy of the sale is available at


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