Agricultural policies (21 - 28 of 28 items)
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...
The Agricultural Export Enhancement Program and Agricultural Foreign Market Development Programs
129594: Apr 10, 1986
GAO discussed its assessment of the Agricultural Export Enhancement Program and the progress the program is making in achieving its objectives to increase U.S. exports and encourage the European community to begin serious bilateral and multilateral negotiations on agricultural trade problems. GAO found that: (1) isolating and assessing the impact of the program is a difficult task; and (2) any imp...
Improved Management of Import Meat Inspection Program Needed
RCED-83-81: Published: Jun 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's administration of its import Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.GAO found that, at the 10 highest-volume ports, where variances in the quantities of meat rejected ranged from 0.1 to 1.5 percent, procedures for controlling, sampling, and inspecting meat products differed because of: (1) regulations and instructions which were generally outdated, unclear...
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...
Restrictions on Using More Fertilizer for Food Crops in Developing Countries
ID-77-6: Published: Jul 5, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1977.
Developing countries could produce more food by using more fertilizer. Although steps have been taken to produce more fertilizer, its use is often hindered by the individual countries' policies and institutional constraints.Farmers in many developing countries find it difficult to use more fertilizer due to such governmental policies as the maintenance of artificially low food prices for urban pop...
Federal Deficiency Payments Should Not Be Made for Crops Not Grown
CED-77-77: Published: May 24, 1977. Publicly Released: May 24, 1977.
The Commodity Credit Corporation is making an estimated $135 million in deficiency payments to rice farmers for the 1976 rice crop. These payments are based on the extent that the national average market price received by rice farmers was below a target price established by law.About $5 million of the deficiency payments will be paid to farmers who had rice acreage allotments, but did not plant ri...
Information Concerning Reports of a Possible Wheat Shortage
RED-75-252: Published: Jul 30, 1974. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1974.
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