Grain and grain products (81 - 90 of 110 items)
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...
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Issues for Planning
CED-79-36: Published: Jan 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1979.
Food, agriculture, and nutrition issues facing Congress and the nation are described in an effort to identify food system goals that represent the main elements of a national food policy. GAO prepared program plans centering on 35 different issues that set out strategies involving the growth of world population, increase in food demands, and efficient distribution of food production resources. A n...
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...
Agricultural Export Reporting Issues
105915: May 31, 1978
Since the establishment of a mandatory export reporting system in September 1973, all exporters of wheat and wheat flour, feed grains, oilseeds, cotton, and related commodities have provided the Department of Agriculture with weekly export sales data. Throughout its existence, the export reporting system has been plagued with problems which have resulted in questions concerning its accuracy, effec...
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...
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...
U.S. Food Exports: Supplying the World's Food Needs
100013: Mar 16, 1977
The House of Representatives' "Right-to-Food-Resolution" provided reaffirmation of its commitments to feed America's own hungry citizens, and it stressed the importance of taking hunger and food distribution into account in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy. Congress has also expressed its concern for establishing a flexible agricultural policy, solving the problem of whether it should interv...
Summary of GAO Reports Issued Since 1973 Pertaining to Farm Bill Legislation
CED-77-39: Published: Mar 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1977.
There were 22 GAO reports issued on farm and commodity topics since 1973, including export and import regulation of grains, sugar and dairy products; the Commodity Credit Corporation; commodity shortages, distribution, and forecasting; protection from pesticide hazards; agricultural research; bee keeping indemnity payment program; and meat marketing, inspection and bacteria control. The disaster a...
Examination of Funds Appropriated for Economic and Food Aid to Indochina
ID-76-54: Published: Apr 16, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1976.
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