Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-09T19:45:20-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Obama Plan: Temp Jobs at $1 Million Each (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a51168809c970c 2014-02-09T19:45:20-05:00 2014-02-09T19:45:20-05:00 The federal government’s portfolio of international health-care initiatives has grown so enormous that the Obama administration is infusing another quarter-billion dollars simply to help operate this global bureaucracy. The estimated return on this taxpayer-funded venture: 250 new support staff. Steve Peacock First Step of U.S.-Funded African Drought Project? Create New Bureaucracy,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3faafece6970b 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 A $20 million Kenya-based anti-drought program continues its search for contractors to carry out the five-year endeavor for the U.S. government -- and half the estimated cost will be eaten up in Phase One, which establishes a management bureaucracy to oversee the project. Steve Peacock Feds Hid Spending During Government Shutdown (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b004932a5970d 2013-10-24T21:23:56-04:00 2013-10-24T21:23:56-04:00 The Obama administration during the partial government shutdown concealed a plan to funnel millions into yet another project in Afghanistan, where U.S. taxpayers are helping farmers grow wheat instead of illicit crops used in narcotics production. Iranians and Pakistanis could particularly benefit from the endeavor, according to contracting documents WND discovered via routine database research. Steve Peacock USAID to Drop Hundreds of Millions on Farmers - Starting in Kenya,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191041cb726970c 2013-07-06T13:28:56-04:00 2013-07-06T13:29:59-04:00 Although the House and Senate remain in a stalemate over what to cut or keep in the controversial Farm Bill, the Obama administration is proceeding with its own plan for farmers – in and around Kenya. The East Africa Regional Construction initiative overall could cost U.S. taxpayers $210 million. Steve Peacock Obama Drops Hundreds of Millions on (Kenyan) Farmers (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901e1ceecf970b 2013-07-03T21:31:52-04:00 2013-07-03T21:31:52-04:00 Although the House and Senate remain in a stalemate over what to cut or keep in the controversial Farm Bill, the Obama administration is proceeding with its own plan for farmers – in Kenya. Steve Peacock Hearing: Modernizing U.S. International Food Aid: Reaching More for Less,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191032ed600970c 2013-06-10T10:39:18-04:00 2013-06-10T10:39:18-04:00 The House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Steve Peacock ADM, Cargill, Others Get $57 Million in Global Food Aid Contracts (NEWS BRIEF),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c3379d799970b 2012-11-14T12:45:07-05:00 2012-11-14T15:41:57-05:00 Nearly $57 million in contracts recently were awarded to multiple vendors by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for food-aid endeavors. Steve Peacock White House Seeks to Spark Agribusiness Growth -- But Guess Where?,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20176176e61c4970c 2012-08-25T10:04:26-04:00 2012-08-25T10:24:42-04:00 Certain sectors of the agricultural industry are experiencing a “less impressive” growth rate than anticipated by the Obama Administration, which is stepping in to spark that growth. And it doing so in Uganda... Steve Peacock Bids Due on $100 Million Afghan Slaughterhouse,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017743668292970d 2012-07-16T08:14:38-04:00 2012-07-16T08:17:17-04:00 The U.S.-funded construction of an Afghan National Army slaughterhouse -- whose estimated cost reaches upwards of $100 million -- is coming closer to fruition, as contractor bids are due this Saturday (July 21) . Steve Peacock USAID Launching El Salvador Food & Trade Initiative,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201676645091c970b 2012-05-07T14:37:58-04:00 2012-05-07T14:37:58-04:00 USAID will embark upon a what it is calling the Regional Integrated Trade and Food Security Project in El Salvador. Steve Peacock