Grain and grain products (71 - 80 of 110 items)
Department of Agriculture's Acquisition and Distribution of Commodities for Its 1983 Payment-in-Kind Program
RCED-84-137: Published: Sep 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Payment-in-Kind (PIK) program, which compensates farmers who withhold production of any of five types of commodities with certain amounts of the crops they would otherwise have harvested.GAO found that, in 1983, producers idled about 48 million of the 212 million acres USDA had expected to be planted in the fi...
Department of Agriculture Is Using Improved Payment Procedures for Its 1984 Farm Programs
RCED-84-159: Published: Aug 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined whether: (1) Department of Agriculture (USDA) procedures for 1983 farm programs allow a farmer to receive payments based on the average yields of land rather than on the yield of the land actually set aside; (2) individual farmers received payments beyond the production capability of the land actually set aside; and (3) there are any cost-effect...
Department of Agriculture's Payment-In-Kind Program
122983: Nov 3, 1983
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given concerning the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Payment-In-Kind (PIK) Program for 1983. Since 1980, record harvests and decreased domestic and foreign demand have resulted in low commodity prices, decreased farm incomes, and a large buildup of Government-held food stocks. USDA increased its farm program payments fourfold between 1980 an...
Review of the Commodity Credit Corporation's Financial Statements for the Year Ended September 30, 1981
AFMD-83-87: Published: Sep 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1983.
GAO reviewed the statement of financial position of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) as of September 30, 1981, and the related statements of income and expense and changes in financial position for the year then ended.GAO found that the financial statements of CCC, issued November 18, 1981, did not conform with generally accepted accounting principles. As a result, significant accounting and...
Implementation of Section 191 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
RCED-83-190: Published: Jul 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of a section of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 which recommends that Federal agencies take steps to distribute surplus food to hungry people and that State and local governments enact donor liability laws to encourage private cooperative efforts to provide food for the hungry as quickly as possible.GAO found tha...
Tobacco Program's Production Rights and Effects on Competition
CED-82-70: Published: Apr 23, 1982. Publicly Released: May 5, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) flue-cured and burley-cured tobacco programs to determine: (1) by occupation or source of income, the owners of tobacco allotments and quotas that are leased or rented; (2) the amounts and average costs of the leased or rented allotments and quotas; (3) the program'...
Summary of GAO Reports Issued Since 1977 Pertaining to Farm Bill Legislation
CED-81-43: Published: Jan 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1981.
A compilation is presented of reports issued since 1977 on topics which are addressed by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 and related subjects. The summary was prepared to assist the members of the agriculture committees in their deliberations on renewal, modification, and extension of the Farm Bill...
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...
Agriculture's Set-Aside Programs Should Be Improved
CED-80-9: Published: Jan 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's wheat and feed grain set-aside programs are intended to reduce expected surpluses of particular crops. In return for taking acreage out of production, producers are eligible for commodity loans and purchases as well as deficiency, disaster, and diversion payments. A review of producer compliance with the programs' requirements identified certain areas in which the e...
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...