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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Better Management Could Increase Effectiveness of FAS Export Operations
T-GGD-93-5: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
GAO discussed weaknesses that reduce the effectiveness of the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) export operations and programs. GAO noted that: (1) FAS manages about $10 billion in agricultural export assistance programs that are designed to increase U.S. agricultural exports and develop foreign markets; (2) problems with FAS market promotion programs (MPP) include inadequate market research an...
Social Security: Need for Better Coordination of Food Stamp Services for Social Security Clients
HRD-92-92: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether: (1) taking food stamp applications for certain supplemental security income applicants at Social Security Administration (SSA) offices is working adequately; (2) Social Security program clients are being adequately informed of the availability of food stamps; (3) taking food stamp applications at SSA offices should be expanded to all S...
[Comments on FmHA Employee's Claim for Real Estate Expenses]
B-248479: Published: Sep 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1992.
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Farmers Home Administration: Resolution of Loan Appeals
T-RCED-92-91: Published: Aug 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1992.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) appeals process, focusing on: (1) the number of successful appellants on cases appealed to and remanded by the FmHA National Appeals Staff for reconsideration; (2) the timeliness of implementation of successful, remanded appeal cases; and (3) its views on proposed legislation that would reorganize FmHA. GAO noted that: (1) FmHA a...
Rural Rental Housing: Excessive Profits and Program Abuses in Multifamily Housing
T-RCED-92-63: Published: May 13, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
GAO discussed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) Rural Rental Housing Program, focusing on whether: (1) developers are receiving more federal financial assistance than needed to encourage construction of multifamily housing projects; and (2) fraud and abuse exists within FmHA multifamily housing programs. GAO noted that: (1) developers receive more federal financial assistance than needed to...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Better Trade Show Management Can Increase Benefits to Exporters
NSIAD-92-122: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) trade show program, focusing on: (1) the trade show program's role in promoting U.S. agricultural exports; (2) trade show program management; (3) USDA provision of subsidies to trade show exhibitors; and (4) program evaluation efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has not defined t...
Export Promotion: U.S. Programs Lack Coherence
T-GGD-92-19: Published: Mar 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) federal export promotion programs; and (2) the competitiveness of U.S. companies in Japan. GAO noted that: (1) since the government does not fund export promotion programs on the basis of any governmentwide strategy or priorities, there is no assurance that government resources are being effectively used to emphasize sectors and programs with the highest potential return; (2) th...
Farm Credit: USDA's Implementation of the Farms for the Future Act of 1990
RCED-92-127: Published: Feb 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of the Farms for the Future Act of 1990.GAO found that: (1) the Farms for the Future Act authorized the establishment of the Agricultural Resource Conservation Demonstration Program to promote farmland preservation through federal loan payment guarantees and interest assistance;...
Agricultural Trade: Cooperator Conflict of Interest Regulation Needs Strengthening
NSIAD-91-217: Published: May 22, 1991. Publicly Released: May 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) conflict-of-interest regulation for the Cooperator Foreign Market Development Program, and the restructuring of the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association's International Marketing Development Council (IMDC) effectively addressed conflict-of-interest situations for individual exporters.GAO found that:...
Farmers Home Administration: Appeals of Farm and Housing Loan Decisions
T-RCED-91-59: Published: May 21, 1991. Publicly Released: May 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the appeals process for individuals dissatisfied with Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) farm, emergency, and rural housing loan decisions. GAO noted that: (1) 64 percent of 918 farmer loan program appeals had been heard by hearing officers, 21 percent were concluded or withdrawn without a hearing, and 15 percent had hearings pending; (2) 58 percent of 451 rural housing loan progra...