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El Tratado De Guadalupe Hidalgo: Definicion y lista de las concesiones de tierras comunitarias en Nuevo Mexico
GAO-01-952: Published: Sep 10, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2001.
From the end of the seventeenth century to the mid-nineteenth century, Spain made land grants to individuals, towns, and groups to promote development in what is now the American Southwest. Under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War, the United States agreed to recognize ownership of property of every kind in the ceded areas. Many persons, including grantee heirs,...
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Definition and List of Community Land Grants in New Mexico (Exposure Draft)
GAO-01-330: Published: Jan 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2001.
Under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, which formally ended the Mexican-American War, the United States assumed control over vast new territories, including much of what is now the state of New Mexico. The United States agreed to recognize ownership of property, including the ownership of land grants, in the ceded areas. Whether the United States carried out the provisions of the treaty, e...
Food Stamp Program: States Seek to Reduce Payment Errors and Program Complexity
GAO-01-272: Published: Jan 19, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 2001.
In fiscal year 2000, the Department of Agriculture's Food Stamp Program, administered jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the states, provided $15 billion in benefits to an average of 17.2 million low-income persons each month. FNS, which pays the full cost of food stamp benefits and half of the states' administrative costs, promulgates program regulations and oversees program impl...
Credit Reform: Improving Rural Development's Credit Program Cost Estimates
AIMD-00-286R: Published: Aug 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development (RD) mission area's progress in improving its credit program cost estimates.GAO noted that: (1) the task force has made some progress in addressing the deficiencies related to reasonably estimating the cost of RD's credit programs; (2) progress made since GAO's last briefing...
Sugar Program: Supporting Sugar Prices Has Increased Users' Costs While Benefiting Producers
RCED-00-126: Published: Jun 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO estimated the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) sugar program's: (1) costs to domestic sweetener users; (2) benefits to domestic sugar and high-fructose corn syrup producers; and (3) net effects on the U.S. economy--the differences between the costs to users and the benefits to producers that result from artificially high sweetener prices.GAO noted that: (...
USDA Reorganization: Progress Mixed in Modernizing the Delivery of Services
RCED-00-43: Published: Feb 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to modernize and reorganize its county-based agencies, focusing on: (1) identifying USDA's major reorganization and modernization initiatives for these agencies; (2) examining the progress USDA has made in completing these initiatives; and (3) identifying major issues impeding progress t...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Analysis of Budgets, Fiscal Years 1999-2000
RCED-99-201R: Published: Jun 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1999.
GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) appropriation for fiscal year (FY) 1999 and its budget request for FY 2000 for selected programs and initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) USDA could have about $1.7 billion in appropriated funds remaining unobligated at the end of FY 1999, some or all of which could be available for congressional rescission or as a reduction to the Depa...
Rural Development: Rural Business--Cooperative Service's Lending and the Financial Condition of Its Loan Portfolio
RCED-99-10: Published: Jan 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number and dollar value of business assistance loans approved by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS); (2) federal government's costs associated with the agency's loans; and (3) financial condition of the agency's loan portfolio, including the losses incurred.GAO noted that: (1) RBS approv...
Rural Development: Availability of Capital for Agriculture, Business, and Infrastructure
RCED-97-109: Published: May 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the availability of capital in rural America for agriculture, business, and community infrastructure, focusing on: (1) whether rural borrowers have difficulty in obtaining access to capital; (2) whether rural borrowers have adequate knowledge of the availability of financial assistance; and (3) what potential alternatives may be used to improve the...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Analysis of Budgets, Fiscal Years 1997-98
RCED-97-135R: Published: May 5, 1997. Publicly Released: May 5, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) appropriation for fiscal year (FY) 1997 and budget request for FY 1998 for selected budget accounts, focusing on potential rescissions to USDA's appropriation for FY 1997 and potential reductions or deferrals to USDA's budget request for FY 1998.GAO noted that: (1) about $3 billion of the budget authority appropriated for the Food Stamp Program i...