Agricultural products (81 - 90 of 180 items)
Food Safety: USDA's Data Program Not Supporting Critical Pesticide Decisions
T-IMTEC-92-9: Published: Mar 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Pesticide Data Program, focusing on whether: (1) the program is producing the data needed to make improved pesticide regulatory decisions; and (2) USDA has a data management strategy to produce data resulting from the program. GAO noted that: (1) USDA established the program to collect pesticide usage and residue data that can be used to improve...
Agricultural Chemicals to Iraq
NSIAD-92-79R: Published: Mar 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided more detailed information on issues raised in a previous report on agricultural trade with Iraq, focusing on: (1) what export controls are in place on agricultural chemical exports that could be used for military purposes; and (2) the role of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in assuring compliance with such export controls. GAO noted that the:...
Food Safety and Quality: Inspection of Canadian Meat Imports Under USDA's Streamlined Procedures
T-RCED-92-18: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1991.
GAO discussed the Food and Safety Inspection Service's (FSIS) new procedures for inspecting Canadian meat and poultry imports, focusing on: (1) whether inspection procedures are adequate to protect consumers; (2) a Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector's description of the new procedures; (3) whether the inspector's records corroborated his statements about tainted Canadian meat; and (4) USDA...
Agriculture: Generic Promotion Program for Fruits and Vegetables
RCED-92-15: Published: Oct 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether producers would support federal generic fruit and vegetable promotion programs which would pool funds from individual commodity producers to increase consumer demand for fresh fruits and vegetables.GAO found that: (1) although all of the producer representatives reviewed stated that a producer-financed generic promotion program would be u...
U.S. Efforts to Increase Exports of High Value Agricultural Products
T-NSIAD-91-43: Published: Jun 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1991.
GAO compared the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) approach to high-value product marketing with the approaches taken by its major competitors. GAO noted that: (1) although most foreign competitors spent less on high-value market development than the United States, they received a greater return on their marketing investment, by spending their funds in a highly targeted manner and using an integr...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Impact of Liberalization in the Agricultural Sector
NSIAD-91-155: Published: Mar 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined efforts to remove impediments to agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico; (2) explored the benefits of increasing such trade; (3) reviewed remaining barriers to be addressed in free-trade agreement negotiations; and (4) obtained the views of U.S. producer groups on agricultural trade liberalization.GAO found that between 1980 a...
U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade Liberalization
T-NSIAD-91-24: Published: Apr 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1991.
GAO discussed recent developments in agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico and the views of U.S. agricultural industry groups regarding trade liberalization measures. GAO noted that: (1) Mexico's agricultural exports to the U.S. more than doubled between fiscal year (FY) 1980 and FY 1989 and U.S. and Mexican agricultural trade increased from $2.3 billion in 1982 to $5 billion in...
Agricultural Trade Negotiations at a Crossroads
T-NSIAD-91-10: Published: Feb 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's agricultural trade negotiations, focusing on the: (1) disagreement between the United States and the European Community (EC); (2) need for an extension of fast-track authority; and (3) importance of U.S. agricultural groups' backing. GAO noted that: (1) the United States was willing to make fundamental changes in its system o...
Agricultural Trade Negotiations: Stalemate in the Uruguay Round
NSIAD-91-129: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the progress in the multilateral trade negotiations of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, focusing on the agricultural trade component.GAO found that: (1) the United States and the European Community (EC) continued to disagree strongly on the nature and extent of agricultural trade liberalization; (2) participating cou...
U.S. Food Exports: Five Countries' Standards and Procedures for Testing Pesticide Residues
NSIAD-91-90: Published: Dec 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) U.S. efforts to prevent or resolve trade disputes over pesticide use; (2) four Pacific Rim countries' and Australia's procedures for setting tolerance levels and testing for pesticides on U.S.-exported produce; and (3) those foreign governments' technical capabilities for pesticide testing.GAO found that: (1) the United States m...