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Disaster Assistance: Problems in Administering Payments for Nonprogram Crops
RCED-91-137: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's procedures for administering disaster assistance to crop producers that did not have federal price supports, focusing on the: (1) Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) effectiveness in verifying producer-provided data; (2) methodology and supporting data state ASCS offices used to establish pay...
Iraq's Participation in the Commodity Credit Corporation's GSM-102/103 Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-91-13: Published: Mar 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1991.
GAO discussed Iraq's participation in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Export Credit Guarantee and Intermediate Export Credit Guarantee (GSM) programs. GAO noted that: (1) export credit guarantees approved for Iraq under the programs increased from about $400 million in fiscal year (FY) 1983 to about $1.1 billion in FY 1988 and FY 1989, and $500 million in FY 1990; (2) USDA risk analysis doc...
International Trade: Iraq's Participation in U.S. Agricultural Export Programs
NSIAD-91-76: Published: Nov 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Iraq's participation in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Export Credit Guarantee Programs, focusing on the: (1) development of Iraq as a U.S. agricultural export market; (2) Iraq's participation in other agricultural export development programs; and (3) investigations into program improprieties.GAO found that: (1) the Commodity Credit Corpora...
Farm Programs: Conservation Compliance Provisions Could Be Made More Effective
RCED-90-206: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) administration of the conservation compliance, sodbuster, and swampbuster provisions of Title XII of the Food Security Act.GAO found that: (1) the act protected only those erodible lands and wetlands that were farmed by USDA program participants, thereby leaving substantial areas unprotected; (2) USDA criteria...
Information Resources: Management Improvements Essential for Key Agriculture Automated Systems
IMTEC-90-85: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) two major information resources management projects, focusing on: (1) the costs and schedule delays for the Grain Inventory Management System (GIMS) and Processed Commodity Inventory Management System (PCIMS); and (2) how ASCS monitored and managed d...
International Trade: Export Enhancement Program Bonus Overpayments
NSIAD-90-83: Published: Feb 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the adequacy of the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) controls over the Export Enhancement Program's (EEP) bonus payments to U.S. exporters of surplus government-owned agricultural commodities.GAO found that: (1) from EEP program inception in 1985 through October 1989, FAS made over $2.6 billion worth of surplus U.S. agricultural commodities ava...
Food Assistance: USDA's Implementation of Legislated Commodity Distribution Reforms
RCED-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of legislated commodity distribution reforms at the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).GAO found that: (1) USDA had implemented 25 of 31 legislated reforms by May 1989; (2) USDA attributed delay...
Welfare Hotels: Uses, Costs, and Alternatives
HRD-89-26BR: Published: Jan 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of so-called welfare hotels as emergency and temporary housing for needy families.GAO found that: (1) welfare hotel characteristics varied, but frequently included commercially owned hotels or motels which primarily provided shelter to homeless families receiving public assistance; (2) the media and housing experts have frequ...
Commodity Credit Corporation's Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-89-9: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
GAO discussed the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) management of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) export credit guarantee programs. GAO found that: (1) in September 1988, FAS issued a policy change to exporters to clarify commodity eligibility under the programs and to allow the value of exports to include up to 25 percent imported agricultural commodities; (2) under the new policy, on...
Transition Series: Agriculture Issues
OCG-89-12TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO presented its views on Department of Agriculture (USDA) program issues facing the new administration.GAO found that the new administration will need to: (1) prevent the accumulation of unneeded grain surpluses and minimize costly grain stock acquisition, storage, and disposal; (2) create alternative production controls that retain USDA influence over crop production but allow farmers more flex...