Economic development (11 - 20 of 29 items)
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 Payments and Loans: Consistency Needed in USDA Crop Yield Estimates
RCED-86-118: Published: May 29, 1986. Publicly Released: May 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methods used by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) to estimate crop yields. The review identified: (1) the impact of differences in estimated yields the agencies used; and (2) possible improvements to the yield estimation pr...
RCED-85-82: Published: Apr 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1985.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO between January 1981 and December 1984. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food area and other issue areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and intern...
Department of Agriculture and Producer Costs To Operate the Tobacco Program
RCED-85-30: Published: Feb 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) whether the tobacco program operated at no net cost to the government; (2) whether assessments against tobacco producers were sufficient to meet possible losses in stored tobacco purchased with Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans; (3) the extent to which active tobacco farmers have purchased allotments or quotas and whether l...
Electronic Marketing of Agricultural Commodities: An Evolutionary Trend
RCED-84-97: Published: Mar 8, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the efforts of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop electronic marketing for agricultural commodities, the benefits and problems of electronic marketing, and the status of electronic marketing in agriculture.USDA is monitoring the use of electronic systems in marketing livestock, providing educational activities to persons interest...
Government Could Save Millions by Revising Its Purchase Specification for Ground Beef
RCED-84-29: Published: Feb 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1984.
The major federal agencies that buy ground beef require that the product meet certain formulation and certification specifications, some of these specifications increase the material costs and restrict the flexibility of suppliers without increasing the quality, flavor, or nutritional value of the meat. GAO reviewed this matter to determine whether the federal government could buy ground beef at a...
Examination Into Feed Grains and Related Matters
B-176943: Published: Apr 30, 1973. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
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CED-82-76: Published: Jun 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1982.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and nutrition that have been released by GAO between January and December 1981. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food area and other issue areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international...
Federal Role in Developing Grain Subterminals Should Be Coordinated by USDA
CED-81-101: Published: May 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected activities on the development of subterminal grain storage facilities. The review was concentrated in States with significant grain production, available information, and the potential for subterminal development and improvement. The GAO objective was to gain an understanding of subterminal development benefits, obstacles, and potential...
Gross and Net Income of Major U.S. Sugar Cane and Beet Producers
CED-81-113: Published: May 29, 1981. Publicly Released: May 29, 1981.
GAO was asked to report on the gross and net incomes of the Nation's major sugar cane and beet producers from annual public reports and financial statements for 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981. GAO limited its work to major corporations that are required to file annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission and did not attempt to obtain 1981 data because the companies have not yet filed an...