Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-03-29T20:16:13-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Sequestration-Related Cuts? Fed Spending Continues Unabated,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c38340fb9970b 2013-03-29T20:16:13-04:00 2013-03-29T20:16:13-04:00 The Obama administration recently issued warnings to contractors of potential sequestration-related spending cuts, but in the meantime federal spending continues unabated, domestically and globally. Some of the apparently indispensable projects include a environmental public murals in Hebron and Jericho along with similarly themed summer camps and field trips for Palestinian children, alternative energy outings to Turkey, and assistance to mango growers and hotel operators in Pakistan. 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 USDA to Train Chefs from China's Upscale Hotels,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8811a6a5970d 2011-04-25T14:25:44-04:00 2012-06-21T14:41:32-04:00 Chefs from five-star hotels across China soon will descend upon the U.S. to learn more about western-style menus, management and products—and U.S. taxpayers will be footing most of the bill. Steve Peacock