Agricultural products (51 - 55 of 55 items)
Corrective Action, Reported by Department of Agriculture on a Factor Involving Federal Rice Deficiency Payments, Has Not Been Implemented
CED-80-48: Published: Jan 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1980.
On June 25, 1979, it was reported to Congress that the Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service, which is the statistics agency of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), disagreed with a GAO proposal that it include in its computation of the national average market price of rice a factor to recognize the drying costs involved when farmers deliver green (high moisture) rice rather than dry ri...
Family Farmers Need Cooperatives--But Some Issues Need To Be Resolved
CED-79-106: Published: Jul 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1979.
Farmers still face some of the same problems they faced in the 1920's and 1930's when legislation first allowed them to form cooperatives to compete more effectively in the agricultural system. The overall trend in American agriculture has been one of increasing concentration marked by a decrease in the number of farms and an increase in average farm size, a greater share of total gross farm incom...
Food: Food Related Reports Issued From January 1977 Through June 1978
107640: Aug 1, 1978
A pamphlet is presents a source of information on GAO food reports. It includes summaries of reports directly and indirectly related to food. Topics covered include: financial disclosure systems for Federal employees, school lunch programs, agency operating procedures, soil conservation a claim against Puerto Rico concerning spoilage of federally donated food, farm legislation, water supply manage...
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...
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...