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Peruvian Rice Purchases Guaranteed by the Commodity Credit Corporation
NSIAD-84-116: Published: Jun 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated rice purchases made by Peru in September 1983 under a U.S. Government guaranteed export credit, focusing on: (1) whether Peru passed up lower responsive bids during the procurement of the rice; and (2) what is required of recipient countries and the Department of Agriculture under Export Credit Guarantee Program legislation and implementing reg...
ASCS Needs Better Information To Adequately Assess Proposed County and State Office Automation
IMTEC-84-11: Published: May 25, 1984. Publicly Released: May 25, 1984.
GAO examined the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) cost-benefit analysis to determine whether ASCS adequately justified the automation of its state and county offices.Before automating the state and county offices that administer ASCS commodity and land use programs, ASCS tested the idea in seven county offices. The ASCS cost-benefit analysis shows greater estimated bene...
Improved Administration of Special Surplus Dairy Product Distribution Program Needed
RCED-84-58: Published: Mar 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) program for distributing surplus dairy products to the needy. Specifically, GAO was asked to determine whether program administration adequately ensured that products were provided only to the needy and to develop estimates on the extent to which donated products displaced commercial sales.GAO believes that...
Feasibility of Providing the Armed Services With Additional Surplus Dairy Commodities Owned by USDA
RCED-84-88: Published: Jan 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO gathered information on the feasibility of providing Department of Agriculture (USDA) surplus dairy commodities to the armed services and obtained information on the prices which the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the armed services pay for dairy products.GAO found that, under the Agricultural Act of 1949, the armed services can order dairy produ...
Using Barter To Acquire Needed Stockpile Materials
122669: Oct 19, 1983
Testimony was given on the use of bartering to acquire strategic and critical materials for the National Defense Stockpile and on H.R. 3544, which is intended to facilitate the use of barter in acquiring these materials. Of the numerous Federal agencies involved with the stockpile or barter, the Department of Agriculture and the General Services Administration have primary authority and responsibi...
Followup on Actions Needed To Protect Depositors at Federally Examined Grain Warehouses
RCED-83-159: Published: Jul 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on actions taken by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in response to recommendations contained in a 1981 GAO report.In that report, GAO found that the development and use of a reliable formula for predicting warehouses that may go bankrupt in the foreseeable future would make the Federal warehouse examination program more effective....
Need for Full Disclosure of Expenses for Administering Programs of the Commodity Credit Corporation
089437: Nov 25, 1969
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Department of Agriculture Food Surplus Inventories Available for Distribution to Low-Income and Unemployed Persons
120948: Mar 22, 1983
GAO provided information related to the Department of Agriculture's food surplus inventories available for distribution to low-income and unemployed persons. GAO found that about 86 percent of the butter, 71 percent of the cheese, and 58 percent of the nonfat dry milk in surplus were less than 1 year old. Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation, a wholly owned Government corporation, reported t...
Tobacco Program's Production Rights and Effects on Competition
CED-82-70: Published: Apr 23, 1982. Publicly Released: May 5, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) flue-cured and burley-cured tobacco programs to determine: (1) by occupation or source of income, the owners of tobacco allotments and quotas that are leased or rented; (2) the amounts and average costs of the leased or rented allotments and quotas; (3) the program'...
Information on Peanut Allotment Owners That Lease and Rent Away Rather Than Plant Their Peanut Allotment Quotas
CED-81-156: Published: Sep 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the extent to which peanut allotment owners lease or rent away their allotment quotas. The objectives of the review were to: (1) determine the availability of certain information in records which the Department of Agriculture maintains on the peanut program; (2) determine the validity of the Department's estimate that 70 percent of the peanuts grown in the United States...