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CED-82-76: Published: Jun 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1982.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and nutrition that have been released by GAO between January and December 1981. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food area and other issue areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international...
Analysis of Certain Aspects of the California-Arizona Navel Orange Marketing Order
CED-81-129: Published: Jul 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1981.
GAO reviewed certain aspects of the California-Arizona navel orange marketing order and provided background information on marketing orders in general and more specifically on the navel orange marketing order.GAO found that: (1) the Navel Orange Administrative Committee's composition, which is established in Federal regulations, only assures adequate consideration of navel orange industry interest...
CED-81-73: Published: Apr 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1981.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food area and other issue areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international affairs...
Promoting Agricultural Exports to Latin America
ID-81-05: Published: Dec 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) uses relatively little of its resources to promote agricultural exports to Latin America. Additional promotion efforts could assist in tapping the potential of the market.GAO found that FAS has promoted exports to Latin America primarily through: (1) market development activities carried out by service organizations; (2) periodic F...
What Causes Food Prices To Rise? What Can Be Done About It?
CED-78-170: Published: Sep 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1978.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), food price levels increased 57 percent from the beginning of 1970 through 1976, including a 31-percent increase in 1973 and 1974. The Consumer Price Index shows that over the last 50 years food prices have been susceptible to wider fluctuations than the prices of other goods. Farm prices and food prices are generally generated in two different mar...
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...
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...
Audit of Commodity Credit Corporation, Fiscal Year 1974
RED-75-311: Published: Feb 3, 1975. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1975.
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Review of Accounts and Financial Statements of Commodity Credit Corporation
093571: Jan 2, 1974
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