Agricultural programs (71 - 75 of 75 items)
Promoting Agricultural Exports to Latin America
ID-81-05: Published: Dec 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) uses relatively little of its resources to promote agricultural exports to Latin America. Additional promotion efforts could assist in tapping the potential of the market.GAO found that FAS has promoted exports to Latin America primarily through: (1) market development activities carried out by service organizations; (2) periodic F...
Grain Inspection and Weighing Systems in the Interior of the United States--An Evaluation
CED-80-62: Published: Apr 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1980.
The Grain Standards Act made a number of substantive changes to improve the interior (nonexport) grain inspection and weighing systems and authorized the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) to establish an interior grain weight supervision system. Under the existing systems, the Administrator of FGIS designates agencies to provide inspection and weight supervision services, licenses the agenci...
Crop Forecasting by Satellite: Progress and Problems
PSAD-78-52: Published: Apr 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1978.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are trying to improve forecasts of foreign wheat production by using Landsat satellite imagery and weather data. The Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment (LACIE) is designed to determine the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of using Landsat...
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...