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Farm Programs: Information on Recipients of Federal Payments
GAO-01-606: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2001.
Payments to farmers under federal farm programs have reached an historic high--over $20 billion in fiscal year 2000. Nearly half of U.S. farms are receiving payments for income or price support purposes and/or for engaging in activities such as land conservation. These payments, in total, made up almost one-half of net farm income in fiscal year 2000. Despite the annual influx of billions of feder...
Commodity Programs: Impact of Support Provisions on Selected Commodity Prices
RCED-97-45: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of support provisions on selected commodity prices, focusing on: (1) whether marketing loan provisions prevent loan rates from acting as price floors and whether they allow U.S. prices to fall to levels closer to world prices; (2) the effect lower loan rates would have on the relationship between U.S. and world prices; (3) the affect of...
Farmers Home Administration: Loan-Servicing Efforts Focus on Continually Delinquent Borrowers
RCED-87-13BR: Published: Nov 12, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent to which Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) borrowers are continually delinquent on their farm loans; and (2) the implementation of the FmHA November 1985 revised loan-servicing regulations for delinquent farm borrowers.GAO found that: (1) of the 261,000 total FmHA farm borrowers, 50,033 were continually delinquent...