Agricultural policies (41 - 50 of 51 items)
An Assessment of Parity as a Tool for Formulating and Evaluating Agricultural Policy
CED-81-11: Published: Oct 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1980.
The essence of U.S. farm policy has been to provide a certain level of economic security to the farm sector through various government programs. Until 1973, these programs were linked to parity, a measure of the purchasing power of farm commodities today in relation to their purchasing power during the base period of 1910 to 1914. Although most programs are now linked to costs of production, polic...
CED-80-97: Published: Jun 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1980.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. A broad interrelationship exists between the food area and other areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international affairs and this bibliography includes information on documents in these areas which have...
Food: Food Related Reports Issued From January 1977 Through December 1979
111789: Jan 1, 1980
Summaries are presented of GAO reports directly and indirectly related to food which were issued between January 1977 and December 1979. The subjects of the reports include, but are not limited to, agricultural programs, food aid programs, agricultural assistance, food inspection, agricultural trade, natural resource conservation and development, water supply management, fisheries management, prog...
Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) Commodity Loan and Grain Reserve Programs
108538: Jan 29, 1979
A review was made of the management of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) commodity loan and grain reserve programs which are administered by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). A previous review indicated the need for improvements in (1) the methods followed by county commodity inspectors in taking grain measurements which, along with the test weight, are used as...
Changing Character and Structure of American Agriculture: An Overview
CED-78-178: Published: Sep 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1978.
The number of farms in the United States dropped from a high of 6.8 million in 1935 to 2.34 million reported in 1974. Only 1.7 million farms are considered to be commercial, selling more than $2,500 of goods per year. Average farm size jumped from 197 acres in 1940 to 440 in 1974, and the average size of commercial farms is 534 acres. It is estimated that today less than one-half of all farmland i...
Federal Deficiency Payments Should Not Be Made for Crops Not Grown
CED-77-77: Published: May 24, 1977. Publicly Released: May 24, 1977.
The Commodity Credit Corporation is making an estimated $135 million in deficiency payments to rice farmers for the 1976 rice crop. These payments are based on the extent that the national average market price received by rice farmers was below a target price established by law.About $5 million of the deficiency payments will be paid to farmers who had rice acreage allotments, but did not plant ri...
Food and Agriculture Issues for Planning
CED-77-61: Published: Apr 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1977.
Food and agricultural issues facing the Congress and the Nation are identified, and each of these issues are tied into a series of "food system goals" which could represent a principal element of a national food policy. Important issues related to the goal of assuring safe, nutritious food for all segments of the population are: evaluating the effectiveness of Federal efforts to establish and prom...
Marketing Order Program--An Assessment of Its Effects on Selected Commodities
ID-76-26: Published: Apr 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Examination Into the Fee Assessment Policies and Practices of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
B-163484: Published: Jul 13, 1972. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1972.
No summary is currently available...