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Export Reporting for Agricultural Products
ID-79-38: Published: Jun 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1979.
A request was made for information on the number and types of firms currently reporting export sales to the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Inquiries with pertinent officials in the executive branch were initiated to determine the availability of the information. As currently operated, the USDA's export reporting system does not divide reporting exporters into categories such as the following: (...
Audit of the Financial Statements of Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Fiscal Year 1978
CED-79-72: Published: May 31, 1979. Publicly Released: May 31, 1979.
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) reported an operating loss of $78.2 million for fiscal year (FY) 1978, due primarily to drought conditions affecting the corn, tobacco, and wheat crops. FY 1978 loss is the largest in FCIC history. To cover large losses from July 1, 1975, to September 30, 1978, FCIC used $136.5 million of the $140 million Congress authorized to the Treasury to invest i...
The Department of Agriculture Should Be Authorized To Charge for Cotton Classing and Tobacco Grading Services
CED-77-105: Published: Aug 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1977.
The provision of free cotton classing and tobacco grading to producers is inconsistent with the government's policy of charging fees for special services and the practice of charging for grading other commodities.Most agricultural commodities, other than cotton and tobacco, are graded by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a reimbursable basis. In fiscal year 1976, USDA spent $66.2 million gra...
Food and Agriculture Models for Policy Analysis
CED-77-87: Published: Jul 13, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1977.
In recent years, a large number of computer-based models have been developed to help the agricultural community analyze trends, identify problems, and evaluate policy alternatives.Over 50 models with potential for food and agricultural issue analysis were identified. These models vary by scope, size, methodology, and issues covered. They can be viewed as a hierarchical set of analytical tools whic...
What the Department of Agriculture Has Done and Needs To Do To Improve Agricultural Commodity Forecasting and Reports
RED-76-6: Published: Aug 27, 1975. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1975.
No summary is currently available...