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Status of the Statistical Community After Sustaining Budget Reductions
IMTEC-84-17: Published: Jul 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1984.
GAO reviewed changes made by prominent federal statistical agencies to accommodate budget reductions initiated in the early 1980's to determine: (1) program and activity changes from 1980 through the budget authorization for fiscal year (FY) 1984; (2) the rationale for the changes; and (3) the effect of the changes on statistical programs and activities.Although program reductions made by the stat...
How the Content of the Agricultural and Economic Censuses Is Determined and Used
IMTEC-83-4: Published: Sep 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1982 agricultural and economic censuses, focusing on how the Bureau of the Census determines their content and how the data are actually used. The law specifies that every 5 years certain activities, such as agriculture and manufacturing, be covered by these censuses.GAO found that, due to the large volume of data and the variety of data use...
The Statistical Reporting Service's Crop Reports Could Be of More Use to Farmers
GGD-78-29: Published: Apr 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1978.
The accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of the Department of Agriculture's Statistical Reporting Service (SRS) reports and their usefulness to farmers were evaluated. SRS is responsible for preparing national and state forecasts and estimates pertaining to current and near-future supplies of agricultural products. The purpose of publishing such data is to help farmers make production and marketi...