Research, Education and Economics (11 - 20 of 26 items)
Programs for Land-Grant Schools
HEHS-96-91R: Published: Mar 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the amount and source of funding for land-grant schools. GAO noted that: (1) most of the Department of Agriculture's funding for land grant schools is administered by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES); (2) 74 percent of CSREES funding for post secondary schools comes from programs catering to l...
Agriculture and the Environment: Information on and Characteristics of Selected Watershed Projects
RCED-95-218: Published: Jun 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of agricultural production on water pollution, focusing on lessons learned from nine innovative, successful watershed projects that reduced such pollution.GAO found that: (1) the watershed projects ranged from 5 acres to 150 million acres and involved both surface water and groundwater resources; (2) the watershed projects have received...
Teacher Training: Status and Participants' Views of Delta Teachers Academy
RCED-95-208: Published: Jun 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Delta Teachers Academy program, focusing on Academy: (1) activities and expenditures; and (2) participants' views on program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Agriculture's funding for the Delta Teachers Academy has nearly doubled to almost $4 million in fiscal year 1995; (2) the Academy expects to increase the number of teach...
USDA Research and Extension Agencies: Missions, Structures, and Budgets
RCED-93-74FS: Published: Feb 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the missions, programs, organizational structures, and staffing and funding of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the Cooperative State Research Service (CSRS), the Extension Service (ES), and the Soil Conservation Service (SCS).GAO found that: (1) ARS serves as a research agency for the Department of Agriculture and has acquir...
GAO Reviews of USDA Biotechnology Research Efforts and Regulatory Programs and Activities
129809: May 8, 1986
GAO discussed its two reports on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) biotechnology research efforts and regulatory programs and activities. GAO noted that: (1) USDA sponsored 778 biotechnology projects in fiscal years 1984 and 1985 at an annual cost of $40.5 million; and (2) 87 of the projects were expected to involve the deliberate release of genetically engineered organisms into the environme...
Biotechnology: Agriculture's Regulatory System Needs Clarification
RCED-86-59: Published: Mar 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA): (1) programs and activities relating to biotechnology; (2) decisionmaking concerning the release of genetically engineered organisms into the environment; and (3) relationship with other federal agencies involved in biotechnology.GAO found that: (1) USDA has not formulated a well-defined regulatory structu...
Effectiveness and Administration of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
088970: Apr 2, 1973
No summary is currently available...
[Government Financial Management Systems]
119949: Oct 12, 1982
In a speech before the third annual conference of the the Department of Agriculture's Financial Council, a GAO associate director stated that the Comptroller General has pushed strongly for the passage of the recently enacted Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act; has been a strong supporter of the role of the inspectors general; and has been in the forefront of efforts to improve the budgetin...
Agricultural Research and Development and Extension Activities
119114: Jul 27, 1982
In testimony before a House subcommittee, GAO discussed the results of several major studies performed during the past 2 years relating to Department of Agriculture (USDA) research, development, and extension activities. These included: (1) long-range planning for agricultural research and development; (2) management of plant genetic resources, or germplasm; (3) activities of the Cooperative Exten...
The Cooperative Extension Service
117652: Feb 17, 1982
The Cooperative Extension Service, consisting of federal, state, and local agricultural offices, was established primarily to provide farmers with information and to encourage them to improve their farming methods. The range of programs offered by the Extension Service and the audiences served have broadened considerably. The Extension Service's enabling legislation is general enough so that inter...