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U.S. farmers and agribusinesses have already had to adjust to declining purchases of U.S. food aid by the U.S. Government – from 5 million metric tons in 2002 to 1.4 million in 2012– meaning less food aid is being sent through U.S. ports to go overseas.
Yet ports have continued to thrive. Major ports used by the U.S. Government to export food aid – e.g. New Orleans, Houston-Galveston, and Norfolk - have in fact increased their overall tonnage exported from 2003-2012, in some cases doubling or tripling their tonnage exported.
Source: MARAD [Excel]
Last updated: March 05, 2014