Agricultural policies (11 - 20 of 51 items)
Agricultural Trade Negotiations at a Crossroads
T-NSIAD-91-10: Published: Feb 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's agricultural trade negotiations, focusing on the: (1) disagreement between the United States and the European Community (EC); (2) need for an extension of fast-track authority; and (3) importance of U.S. agricultural groups' backing. GAO noted that: (1) the United States was willing to make fundamental changes in its system o...
Agricultural Trade Negotiations: Stalemate in the Uruguay Round
NSIAD-91-129: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the progress in the multilateral trade negotiations of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, focusing on the agricultural trade component.GAO found that: (1) the United States and the European Community (EC) continued to disagree strongly on the nature and extent of agricultural trade liberalization; (2) participating cou...
Agribusiness Leadership: A Key to World Prosperity
142372: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 10, Fall 1990, discusses the emerging structure of the global agribusiness system, focusing on: (1) agricultural commodity production emphasizing value-added products and services; (2) government policies to further encourage fair and open markets; (3) leadership strategies that encourage freer trade and a market orientation worldwide; and (4) t...
Commodity Credit Corporation's Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-89-41: Published: Jun 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1989.
GAO discussed the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) management of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) export credit guarantee programs. GAO found that: (1) prior to September 1988, FAS provided export credit guarantees for only those agricultural commodities that were 100-percent U.S.-origin content; (2) FAS changed its policy to provide export credit guarantees for agricultural products t...
Food and Agriculture: Bibliography of GAO Documents January 1985-December 1988
RCED-89-139: Published: Jun 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1989.
This bibliography includes information on GAO documents which directly or indirectly relate to food, agriculture, or nutrition, released between January 1985 and December 1988. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food and agriculture area and other areas of concern to GAO, such as environment, health, energy, transportation, and natural...
World Agriculture: Factors Influencing Trends in World Agricultural Production and Trade
RCED-89-1: Published: Jan 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on issues affecting global agricultural production and trade, and the resulting impact on U.S. agricultural exports.GAO found that: (1) a sharp rise in global food imports and U.S. agricultural exports resulted from past economic growth and international lending; (2) poor economic growth and heavy debt burdens for developing countrie...
Farm Finance: Financial Condition of American Agriculture as of December 31, 1987
RCED-89-33BR: Published: Oct 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial condition of American agriculture as of December 31, 1987.GAO found improvements in the farm sector, including: (1) increases in agricultural products' values, volumes, and exports; (2) increases in the value of total farm assets and gross farm income, as well as more favorable income and debt levels; and (3) less total...
Opportunities to Improve U.S. Food/Agricultural Exports Through Improved Marketing Techniques
T-RCED-88-56: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1988.
GAO reviewed public and private marketing mechanisms to enhance opportunities for the United States to improve its food and agricultural sales in foreign markets. GAO found that U.S. exporters needed to: (1) develop effective, long-term marketing strategies; (2) design positive product images; (3) improve distribution systems; (4) develop competitive pricing and credit policies; and (5) conduct pr...
Agricultural Trade Negotiations: Initial Phase of the Uruguay Round
NSIAD-88-144BR: Published: May 5, 1988. Publicly Released: May 25, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the multilateral trade negotiations regarding the liberalization of agricultural trade, focusing on the: (1) structure of the negotiation process; (2) reactions to the U.S. proposal and those of other major participants; and (3) progress made to date.GAO found that the Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Rep...
Farm Programs: Price and Income Support Programs for Fiscal Years 1987-89
RCED-88-144FS: Published: Apr 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) net cash outlays for commodity price and income support programs for 1987 through 1989.GAO found that: (1) USDA net cash outlays for commodity price and income support programs in 1987 totalled about $22.4 billion; (2) USDA estimated an additional $34.8 billion for combined 1988 and 1989 net...