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Agriculture Production: USDA's Preparation for Asian Soybean Rust
GAO-05-668R: Published: May 17, 2005. Publicly Released: May 20, 2005.
In November 2004, Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) was discovered in the United States in Louisiana. In the following weeks, it was found in eight additional southern states. ASR is a harmful fungal disease that has spread throughout many other parts of the world, including Asia, Australia, Africa, and South America. ASR can infect over 90 host plant species, including legumes, such as dry beans, peas, an...
Agricultural Research: More Efficient and Accountable System Could Better Respond to New Challenges
T-RCED-97-101: Published: Mar 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1997.
GAO discussed the U.S. agricultural research system, focusing on what could be done to help the system respond to the challenges faced by the agricultural sector.GAO noted that: (1) while many agricultural research needs have changed, the structure created to meet these needs has remained essentially intact; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1996, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) allocated over $67 m...
USDA Research and Extension Agencies: Missions, Structures, and Budgets
RCED-93-74FS: Published: Feb 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the missions, programs, organizational structures, and staffing and funding of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the Cooperative State Research Service (CSRS), the Extension Service (ES), and the Soil Conservation Service (SCS).GAO found that: (1) ARS serves as a research agency for the Department of Agriculture and has acquir...
Food Safety and Quality: USDA Initiatives Regarding Aflatoxin Research
RCED-90-205FS: Published: Aug 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) information on aflatoxin research funded as part of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) fiscal year (FY) 1990 appropriation; (2) financial data on each of the subject ARS research projects; and (3) a comprehensive overview of USDA aflatoxin research efforts.GAO found that: (1) in FY 1989, ARS designed 11...
Biotechnology: Analysis of Federally Funded Research
RCED-86-187: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed data on federal support for biotechnology research in fiscal year 1985 at five federal agencies, specifically the amount of money obligated and the number of projects funded for: (1) agencywide activity for research and development; (2) biotechnology-related research; and (3) biotechnology risk assessment research. GAO also analyzed the agencies...