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Opportunities to Improve U.S. Food/Agricultural Exports Through Improved Marketing Techniques
T-RCED-88-56: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1988.
GAO reviewed public and private marketing mechanisms to enhance opportunities for the United States to improve its food and agricultural sales in foreign markets. GAO found that U.S. exporters needed to: (1) develop effective, long-term marketing strategies; (2) design positive product images; (3) improve distribution systems; (4) develop competitive pricing and credit policies; and (5) conduct pr...
Farm Finance: Financial Condition of American Agriculture as of December 31, 1986
RCED-88-26BR: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial condition of American agriculture as of December 31, 1986.GAO found that, in 1986: (1) adverse economic conditions continued to affect the agricultural sector; (2) the agricultural industry produced an increased surplus in many key commodities; (3) agricultural exports declined; (4) the value of total farm assets declin...
U.S. Agricultural Exports: Factors Affecting Competitiveness in World Markets
RCED-87-35BR: Published: Oct 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed the issues of: (1) declining U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) waning U.S. competitiveness in the world agricultural market. GAO defined competitiveness as the ability to sell U.S. products in the world market at a level sufficient to sustain the U.S. market share.GAO identified a number of factors that affect U.S. agricultural competitiveness, i...
Issues Effecting U.S. Agricultural Competitiveness in World Markets
131129: Sep 30, 1986
GAO discussed issues affecting U.S. agriculture. GAO noted that: (1) to increase foreign demand for U.S. agricultural products, the United States must lower commodity price-support levels, expand export credit programs, rely more on export subsidies, lower the dollar's value, and reduce production costs; (2) some critics believe that U.S. competitors will increase export subsidies or lower export...
The General Accounting Office's Review of Concerns About Quality in U.S. Grain Exports
130598: Aug 5, 1986
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed recent actions within the U.S. grain industry and the Department of Agriculture to change the way in which the United States markets its grain overseas. The Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) has determined that a number of grain elevators extract dust and dockage from airborne grain as it leaves the elevator, then add the dust or dockage...
Export Reporting for Agricultural Products
ID-79-38: Published: Jun 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1979.
A request was made for information on the number and types of firms currently reporting export sales to the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Inquiries with pertinent officials in the executive branch were initiated to determine the availability of the information. As currently operated, the USDA's export reporting system does not divide reporting exporters into categories such as the following: (...