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USDA Farm Programs: Farmers Have Been Eligible for Multiple Programs and Further Efforts Could Help Prevent Duplicative Payments
GAO-14-428: Published: Jul 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2014.
From fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported spending about $114 billion on 60 programs providing financial assistance to farmers, including about $28 billion in crop insurance subsidies. Those programs existed during the effective period of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 farm bill). Most were administered by the Farm Service Agency...
Farm Programs: USDA Needs to Do More to Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals
GAO-13-503: Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2013.
Since 2007, the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA), which administers various programs for farmers that help support farm incomes and provide disaster assistance, has established procedures for preventing improper payments to deceased individuals, including, on a quarterly basis, matching payments to program participants with the Social Security Administration's (SSA) dat...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Restructuring Will Impact Farm Service Agencies' Automation Plans and Programs
T-IMTEC-92-23: Published: Jun 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1992.
GAO discussed the implications that the proposed restructuring of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will have for the information technology plans of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), Farmers Home Administration, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), and Soil Conservation Service. GAO noted that: (1) USDA efforts to upgrade field office automation technology h...
Department of Agriculture: Restructuring Will Impact Farm Service Agencies' Automation Plans and Programs
T-IMTEC-92-21: Published: Jun 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1992.
GAO discussed the effects that proposed restructuring of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would have on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's, the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA), the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's, and the Soil Conservation Service's information technology plans. GAO noted that: (1) since fiscal year (FY) 1985, FmHA has spent over $200 million t...