Memorandum on Emergency Food Assistance


October 26, 1988


Memorandum for the Secretary of Agriculture 


Subject: Food Security Wheat Reserve 


By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including the Food Security Wheat Reserve Act of 1980 (the ``Act'') (7 U.S.C. 1736f - 1) and section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, I hereby authorize the release of up to 1.5 million metric tons of wheat from the reserve established under the Act (the ``reserve'') to provide, on a sale or donation basis, emergency food assistance to developing countries under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 during Fiscal Year 1989 (7 U.S.C. 1691 et seq.).


I hereby delegate to the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to determine, within such quantity, the quantity of wheat to be released from the reserve. The Secretary shall consult with the agencies comprising the Food Aid Subcommittee of the Development Coordination Committee with respect to any such determination.


This memorandum shall be published in the Federal Register.


Ronald Reagan