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Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Inventory: A New Dictionary on Food
112493: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. GAO has developed a food, agriculture, and nutrition inventory at the request of a Senate subcommittee to gain a better grasp of the massive amounts of information which exist in this policy area. The inventory was designed to give a list of government agency programs and activites in the food, nutrition, and agriculture areas...
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...
Costs for Repairing Damages to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as a Result of the American Farmers Demonstration
CED-79-100: Published: Jun 14, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1979.
GAO assessed the cost of repairing damage to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as a result of the American farmers' demonstration.A review of National Park Service records showed that it will cost approximately $239,000 to repair the damages to the mall. This amount will be reduced by approximately $18,000 as a result of donations received from various groups and individuals. Much higher earl...
Department of Agriculture's Beef Grading: Accuracy and Uniformity Need To Be Improved
CED-78-141: Published: Jul 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1978.
Beef grading provides a basis for price quotations among feeders, packers, suppliers, retailers, and others along the marketing chain and a system for consumers to show their preferences.In 29 slaughter plants visited by GAO, 21 percent of 2,215 carcasses were misgraded, and most errors involved overgrading. Beef grading was not consistent from one section of the country to another. More accurate...
Food: Reports, Legislation and Information Sources
CED-78-37: Published: May 1, 1978. Publicly Released: May 1, 1978.
This publication contains over 500 citations and abstracts of food-related documents. Topics covered include: domestic feeding programs, food and safety quality, nutrition, food production resources, farm marketing and distribution, price supports, food aid, trade policy, population control, and food policy. The appendices include: selected congressional committee prints, pertinent references from...
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...
Chronological Listing of GAO Food-Related Reports Issued July 1, 1975 through December 31, 1976
101897: Jan 1, 1977
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