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Crop Insurance: Actions Needed to Reduce Program's Vulnerability to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
GAO-05-528: Published: Sep 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2005.
Federal crop insurance protects producers against losses from natural disasters. In 2004, the crop insurance program provided $47 billion in coverage, at a cost of $3.6 billion, including an estimated $160 million in losses from fraud and abuse. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) administers this program with private insurers. The Agricultural Risk Protection...
Crop Insurance: USDA's Progress in Expanding Insurance for Specialty Crops
RCED-99-67: Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) federal crop insurance for specialty crops, focusing on: (1) USDA's recent progress in expanding coverage to specialty crops; (2) the new marketing practices insurance companies have introduced for specialty crops and the potential advantages and disadvantages of the practices, including th...
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...
Farm Payments and Loans: Consistency Needed in USDA Crop Yield Estimates
RCED-86-118: Published: May 29, 1986. Publicly Released: May 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methods used by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) to estimate crop yields. The review identified: (1) the impact of differences in estimated yields the agencies used; and (2) possible improvements to the yield estimation pr...
Federal Disaster Relief Programs
CED-78-13: Published: Nov 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1978.
Information on federal disaster relief programs, which is based on data contained in GAO-issued reports and a report soon to be issued and in Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports, is submitted for inclusion in a Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry print. The material includes information on: protecting against production loss; protecting against loss from disease, poisonin...