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WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2009 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today reduced the availability of previously announced credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities to Russia under the Commodity Credit Corporation's Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) for fiscal year 2009.

On Sept. 30, 2008, USDA announced the availability of $400 million in available credit guarantees (under PR 0161-08) for export sales to Russia, with $300 million allocated for all commodities and $100 million allocated for all commodities, excluding poultry meat and processed poultry meat products.

As of today the allocation of $300 million for all commodities has been exhausted. Today’s announcement reduces the announced allocation for all commodities, excluding poultry meat and processed poultry products, from $100 million to $65 million. As of today, $62,867,031 of this amount has been utilized earlier in this fiscal year; therefore, $2,132,969 remains available for all commodities, excluding poultry meat and processed poultry products.

This announcement does not make available any new credit guarantees for sales to Russia. For updates on availability under this allocation, participants should see the FAS Web page or contact FAS using one of the methods noted below.

All other terms and conditions of PR 0161-08 remain unchanged.


For further information, contact the Registrations and Operations Branch of FAS at (202) 720-3224, or by e-mail at

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PR 0180-09

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