Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (11 - 18 of 18 items)
Possible Food Stamp Fraud by Certain Migrant Farm Workers in Polk County, Minnesota
103366: Aug 1, 1977
Certain migrant farm workers in Polk County, Minnesota, have allegedly been participating in the food stamp program at low (or no) purchase requirements because of an arrangement under which employer-farmers in the area were required to withhold wages until the end of the work season. Presumably, such deferred wages were not reported and/or considered in determining food stamp benefits for these w...
Observations on Selected Aspects of School Lunch Program Administration
115342: May 22, 1981
A limited survey was conducted at three Pennsylvania school districts to obtain background information on selected aspects of school lunch program procedures for obtaining Federal reimbursement for lunches served.All 13 elementary schools in one of the districts used monthly milk consumption records to determine the number of free lunches served during the month. Using such records could affect th...
Agricultural Research and Extension Programs To Aid Small Farmers
CED-81-18: Published: Oct 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1980.
Various guidelines have been suggested for defining a small farm. One definition is that a small farmer has gross sales from farming of $20,000 or less per year. The Department of Agriculture definition includes all farm families: whose family net income from all sources (farm and nonfarm) is below the median metropolitan income of the State; who depend on farming for a significant portion, though...
Reduced Cost and Increased Competition for Printing Food Stamp Coupons
112926: Jul 25, 1980
Ways to explore the possibility of reducing costs and increasing competition for printing food stamp coupons have been suggested. In order to minimize the risk of counterfeiting food coupons, a relatively sophisticated and high cost printing process has been employed that provides a high level of coupon security but offers limited opportuntiy for competition. Over the past 8 years, redemptions of...
Direct Farmer-to-Consumer Marketing Program Should Be Continued and Improved
CED-80-65: Published: Jul 9, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1980.
The Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976 authorized $3 million for Federal grants to initiate, encourage, develop, or coordinate methods of direct marketing from farmers to consumers. The Federal Direct Marketing Program, a pilot effort which began with the Act, ends after the 1980 growing season. Designed to give farmers higher returns and consumers cheaper, fresher food, the program h...
Problems With the Emergency Food Stamp Program
105629: Mar 31, 1978
One of the harshest winters in recent history and other disaster situations resulted in the distribution of nearly $43 million of emergency food stamp benefits in fiscal year 1977. Program abuses were attributable largely to serious problems in program administration pointing out the need for better program guidance by the Food and Nutrition Service and better planning and control by State and loc...
Review of Emergency Food Stamp Program
093974: Mar 31, 1978
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