Agricultural programs (101 - 110 of 457 items)
U.S. Agricultural Exports: Strong Growth Likely But U.S. Export Assistance Programs' Contribution Uncertain
NSIAD-97-260: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the way in which the 1996 Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act (FAIR) will likely affect U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) the continued relevance of U.S. agricultural export assistance programs.GAO noted that: (1) agricultural experts generally expect that FAIR's domestic policy reforms will modestly contribute to increased U.S. ag...
Food and Agriculture Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-17(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Food and Agriculture issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Farm Programs: Impact of the 1996 Farm Act on County Office Workload
RCED-97-214: Published: Aug 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 on the Farm Service Agency's county office workload.GAO noted that: (1) because of the limited availability of the Farm Service Agency's fiscal year (FY) 1997 actual workload data and changes in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's program and organizational structure resultin...
Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
OGC-97-50: Published: Jun 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) new rule on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would establish EQIP to assume the functions of the repealed Agricultural Conservation, the Great Plains Conservation, the Water Quality Incentives, and the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Programs and...
Food and Agriculture Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-1999
IAP-97-12: Published: Jun 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Food and Agriculture issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1999.GAO plans examine ways to: (1) promote the efficient delivery of food and nutrition assistance programs; (2) streamline the Department of Agriculture to improve efficiency in service delivery, reduce waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in agriculture programs, and promote the use of alternative program del...
Farm Service Agency: Additional Actions Needed to Address Employee Conflict-of-Interest Issues
RCED-97-104: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: May 27, 1997.
GAO reviewed conflicts of interest in the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) farm loan program, focusing on the: (1) number of FSA's federal and nonfederal employees and county committee members who have FSA farm loans; (2) comparative size and repayment history of farm loans to FSA's federal employees, FSA's nonfederal employees, county committee members, and other FSA borrowers; (3) number of cases FSA...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Analysis of Budgets, Fiscal Years 1997-98
RCED-97-135R: Published: May 5, 1997. Publicly Released: May 5, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) appropriation for fiscal year (FY) 1997 and budget request for FY 1998 for selected budget accounts, focusing on potential rescissions to USDA's appropriation for FY 1997 and potential reductions or deferrals to USDA's budget request for FY 1998.GAO noted that: (1) about $3 billion of the budget authority appropriated for the Food Stamp Program i...
Farm Programs: Finality Rule Should Be Eliminated
RCED-97-46: Published: Mar 7, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1997.
GAO reviewed the impact of the congressionally mandated finality rule, focusing on the: (1) number and dollar amount of overpayments not repaid by farmers under the rule since its inception in November 1990 and the characteristics of individual overpayments; and (2) actions the Farm Service Agency (FSA) has taken to reduce the number of finality-rule cases and associated dollar amounts.GAO noted t...
Farm Service Agency and Commodity Credit Corporation: Conservation Reserve Program-Long Term Policy
OGC-97-26: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) and the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) new rule on the long term policy for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). GAO noted that: (1) the rule would amend the CRP regulations to revise the terms and conditions for enrolling acreage in the CRP to more cost-effectively target the CRP to more environmentally s...
Farm Loans: Information on the Status of USDA's Portfolio
T-RCED-97-78: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) farm loan programs, focusing on: (1) GAO's January 1997 report which updated prior reports on the financial condition of FSA's farm loan portfolio; and (2) changes to the farm loan programs that were mandated by the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act of 1996.GAO noted that: (1) its January report...