Agricultural commodities (71 - 80 of 259 items)
USDA Buy American Practices
RCED-92-207R: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General's (OIG) report on the food assistance program procurement practices of the Agricultural Marketing Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. GAO noted that the OIG report: (1) focused on the agencies' compliance with their...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Management Issues Remain Unresolved in the Market Promotion Program
T-GGD-92-25: Published: Mar 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1992.
GAO commented on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Market Promotion Program, focusing on: (1) program goals; (2) whether program regulations ensure sound fiscal management; and (3) USDA implementation of prior GAO recommendations. GAO noted that: (1) the Market Promotion Program's broad goals of development and expansion of agricultural exports can justify program support under any market sit...
Agricultural Chemicals to Iraq
NSIAD-92-79R: Published: Mar 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided more detailed information on issues raised in a previous report on agricultural trade with Iraq, focusing on: (1) what export controls are in place on agricultural chemical exports that could be used for military purposes; and (2) the role of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in assuring compliance with such export controls. GAO noted that the:...
Food Assistance: Processing of USDA Commodities Donated to the National School Lunch Program
RCED-92-67: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the processing of commodities donated by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to states and schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states contract with food processing companies to process commodities into table-ready products; (2) differences in state processing requirement...
Drug Policy and Agriculture: U.S. Trade Impacts of Alternative Crops to Andean Coca
NSIAD-92-12: Published: Oct 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed how possible competition with U.S. agricultural exports has affected U.S. policy in assisting the production of alternative crops to coca in Bolivia and Peru; and (2) examined the possible impact of alternative crops on U.S. agricultural trade.GAO found that: (1) although the Agency for International Development (AID) proposed to provide assis...
International Food Safety: Comparison of U.S. and Codex Pesticide Standards
PEMD-91-22: Published: Aug 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared current U.S. and Codex Alimentarius Commission pesticide standards to determine the potential implications of such differences for U.S. trade and food safety.GAO found that: (1) key areas where differences existed between the Codex and U.S. processes for establishing pesticide standards include the mix of pesticides included in each system, the use...
USDA Commodity Forecasts: Inaccuracies Found May Lead to Underestimates of Budget Outlays
PEMD-91-24: Published: Aug 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) long-term commodity forecasts used in the President's budget process, focusing on the: (1) accuracy of those long-term supply and utilization forecasts, referred to as baselines; and (2) effect that forecast inaccuracies could have on outlay estimates in the President's January 1990 budget submission.GAO found...
Financial Audit: Commodity Credit Corporation's Financial Statements for 1989 and 1988
AFMD-91-5: Published: Jul 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC): (1) financial statements for the fiscal years ended September 30, 1989 and 1988; (2) internal accounting controls and compliance with laws and regulations for the year ended September 30, 1989; and (3) financial operations.GAO found that: (1) the financial statements presented fairly, in all material aspe...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Impact of Liberalization in the Agricultural Sector
NSIAD-91-155: Published: Mar 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined efforts to remove impediments to agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico; (2) explored the benefits of increasing such trade; (3) reviewed remaining barriers to be addressed in free-trade agreement negotiations; and (4) obtained the views of U.S. producer groups on agricultural trade liberalization.GAO found that between 1980 a...
U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade Liberalization
T-NSIAD-91-24: Published: Apr 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1991.
GAO discussed recent developments in agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico and the views of U.S. agricultural industry groups regarding trade liberalization measures. GAO noted that: (1) Mexico's agricultural exports to the U.S. more than doubled between fiscal year (FY) 1980 and FY 1989 and U.S. and Mexican agricultural trade increased from $2.3 billion in 1982 to $5 billion in...