Agricultural production (31 - 37 of 37 items)
The Role of Marketing Orders in Establishing and Maintaining Orderly Marketing Conditions
RCED-85-57: Published: Jul 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed 9 marketing orders covering 11 agricultural commodities to: (1) address controversies surrounding the marketing order program and the effect of each individual type of marketing order tool on commodity supplies; (2) determine emerging trends in the use of marketing orders; and (3) assess the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) administration of the marketing order program. Under th...
Multiplier Effect of the Agricultural Sector on the General Economy
RCED-84-56: Published: Apr 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between the agricultural sector and the rest of the national economy. GAO was asked to provide information on: (1) federal tax revenues generated by federal agricultural program expenditures; and (2) the multiplier effect of the agricultural sector on the national economy.GAO was unable to determine a specific multiplier for the ag...
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Issues for Planning
CED-82-27: Published: Feb 4, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1982.
Public concerns about food generally focus on two immediate issues: cost and quality/safety. The food system is complex, encompassing agricultural support service industries that provide products such as energy, machinery, and chemical; the farm sector; the fishing industry; food processors such as slaughterhouses and canners; and the warehousing, distribution, and transportation systems. Previous...
H.R. 7111, The Farm Production Protection Act of 1977
B-114824,B-114834,B-126965: Published: Oct 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1977.
GAO commented on H.R. 7111, a bill which, if enacted, would be cited as the Farm Production Protection Act of 1977. The bill would provide a voluntary self-help program designed to assist producers of agricultural products to protect themselves against loss when natural or uncontrollable conditions adversely affect production...
Chronological Listing of GAO Food-Related Reports Issued July 1, 1975 through December 31, 1976
101897: Jan 1, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Grain Marketing Systems in Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the European Community; Soybean Marketing System in Brazil
ID-76-61: Published: May 28, 1976. Publicly Released: May 28, 1976.
Marketing systems and agricultural policies of major grain and soybean producing and exporting countries vary with the political orientation toward the agricultural sector. A market system cannot be effective in achieving its objectives, however, if it does not have the faith and confidence of the producer. In comparing the different systems, volume of production, variety of crops, geographical a...
Grain Reserves: A Potential U.S. Food Policy Tool
OSP-76-16: Published: Mar 26, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1976.
A summary of grain reserve research was made to provide a perspective on agricultural policy, on the newly emerging uncertainty that U.S. grain production can adequately satisfy food needs, and on the factors that need consideration in developing a grain reserve program as part of food policy. Traditionally, U.S. agricultural policy has had three general objectives: maintaining the productive base...