Agricultural industry (41 - 50 of 173 items)
Biotechnology: Information on Prices of Genetically Modified Seeds in the United States and Argentina
RCED/NSIAD-00-55: Published: Jan 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the pricing of genetically modified seeds, focusing on the: (1) prices of Roundup Ready soybean seeds and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn seeds in the United States and Argentina; and (2) major reasons for the price differences, if any, between the two countries for these seeds.GAO noted that: (1) in 1998, available data indicate th...
Pork Industry: USDA's Reported Prices Have Not Reflected Actual Sales
RCED-00-26: Published: Dec 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) reports on how the pork industry's sharp decline in prices does not reflect pork prices at the retail level, focusing on the: (1) structural changes in the pork industry that have occurred since the 1980s and their effect on production and marketing; (2) reasons for the sudden and rapid decline in prices paid...
Agriculture In Transition: Farmers' Use of Risk Management Strategies
RCED-99-90: Published: Apr 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to educate farmers about risk management, focusing on: (1) the extent of farmers' use of risk management tools; and (2) educational programs and projects USDA has directed or initiated to prepare farmers for managing risks and determining the groups or individuals who have participated in or been serve...
Agricultural Trade: Changes Made to Market Access Program, but Questions Remain on Economic Impact
NSIAD-99-38: Published: Apr 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's implementation of legislative reforms to the Market Access Program (MAP) and their impact on program participation.GAO noted that: (1) as directed by Congress, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) implemented operational changes to MAP; these changes have affected program participation and distribution of funds; (2...
Child Labor In Agriculture: Changes Needed to Better Protect Health and Educational Opportunities
HEHS-98-193: Published: Aug 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the extent and prevalence of children working in agriculture, including their injuries and fatalities; (2) the federal legislative protections and those in selected states for children working in agriculture; (3) the enforcement of these laws as they apply to children working in agriculture; and (4) federal educational assistance programs and...
Food and Agriculture Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-17(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Food and Agriculture issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Child Labor in Agriculture: Characteristics and Legality of Work
HEHS-98-112R: Published: Mar 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on child labor in agriculture, focusing on the: (1) extent and prevalence of children working in agriculture; (2) legislative protections available to children working in agriculture; and (3) enforcement of these laws as they apply to children working in agriculture.GAO noted that: (1) limitations in available information make it diffic...
Agricultural Exports: U.S. Needs a More Integrated Approach to Address Sanitary/Phytosanitary Issues
NSIAD-98-32: Published: Dec 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) extent to which foreign sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures may unfairly restrict U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) federal structure and approach for addressing such measures.GAO noted that: (1) despite growing concerns that certain foreign sanitary or phytosanitary measures may be inconsistent with World Trade Organ...
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency: Amendments to the Peanut Poundage Quota Regulations
OGC-97-49: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) new rule on amendments to the peanut poundage quota regulations. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would implement the provisions of the Agricultural Market Transition Act of 1996 regarding the federal farm peanut poundage quotas for the 1996 through 2002 crops of peanuts; (2) the amendments adopted in this final rule p...
Farm Bill Export Options
GGD-96-39R: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified ways that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) can improve the effectiveness of its agricultural export assistance programs. GAO noted that: (1) public and private sector organizations identified 126 options for improving USDA agricultural export assistance programs; (2) of the options identified, there were 58 for improving market development an...