Agricultural industry (71 - 80 of 83 items)
The Export Enhancement Program, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Market Development Programs, CCC Export Credit Guarantee Programs, and L Term Bilateral Grain Agreements and Countertrade
131131: Sep 30, 1986
GAO discussed: (1) the status of the export enhancement program (EEP); (2) U.S. foreign market development efforts; (3) agricultural export credit programs; and (4) long-term grain agreements and countertrade. GAO noted that: (1) EEP is affecting the European Community by increasing competition, lowering affected commodity prices, increasing restitution, and contributing to additional dissent with...
Agriculture Overview: U.S. Food/Agriculture in a Volatile World Economy
RCED-86-3BR: Published: Nov 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1985.
GAO reported on issues relevant to the development of U.S. food and agriculture policies, including: (1) the current state of the U.S. agricultural industry; (2) current trends in agriculture; and (3) potential future concerns.GAO found that the agricultural sector: (1) accounts for 20 percent of the nation's gross national product and work force and helps to offset a growing U.S. trade deficit; (...
Information on the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's 1986 Standard Reinsurance Agreement
RCED-85-155: Published: Jul 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) 1986 standard reinsurance agreement with insurance companies, focusing on: (1) how the agreement will work; (2) how the agreement compares with prior agreements; and (3) the overall financial condition of FCIC.Under the reinsurance program, FCIC enters into agreements with private insurance companies...
Effects and Administration of the 1984 Milk Diversion Program
RCED-85-126: Published: Jul 29, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) temporary milk diversion program to: (1) determine how milk producers decided whether to participate; (2) estimate the program's effect on milk production and government dairy purchases; and (3) evaluate USDA effectiveness in administration of the program.GAO found that: (1) the program tended to attract producers that decreased production after...
Federal Insurance Program for Grain Warehouse Depositors--Issues and Information
RCED-85-39: Published: Mar 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied issues relating to the possible establishment of a federal deposit insurance program for grain warehouses comparable to that operated for banks by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), including the costs and problems attendant to such a program, existing state and private insurance programs for grain deposits, and existing federal regul...
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...
Structure of American Agriculture
114519: Mar 2, 1981
Significant changes have occurred in American agriculture during the last 3 decades. The basic trend has been one of an increasing concentration of farms as well as supporting facilities. There has also been a drastic reduction in the number of farms, people living on farms, and a decline in rural vitality. It is estimated that less than one-half of all farmland is owned by the farm operator and t...
Summary of GAO Reports Issued Since 1977 Pertaining to Farm Bill Legislation
CED-81-43: Published: Jan 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1981.
A compilation is presented of reports issued since 1977 on topics which are addressed by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 and related subjects. The summary was prepared to assist the members of the agriculture committees in their deliberations on renewal, modification, and extension of the Farm Bill...
Agricultural Research and Extension Programs To Aid Small Farmers
CED-81-18: Published: Oct 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1980.
Various guidelines have been suggested for defining a small farm. One definition is that a small farmer has gross sales from farming of $20,000 or less per year. The Department of Agriculture definition includes all farm families: whose family net income from all sources (farm and nonfarm) is below the median metropolitan income of the State; who depend on farming for a significant portion, though...
An Assessment of Parity as a Tool for Formulating and Evaluating Agricultural Policy
CED-81-11: Published: Oct 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1980.
The essence of U.S. farm policy has been to provide a certain level of economic security to the farm sector through various government programs. Until 1973, these programs were linked to parity, a measure of the purchasing power of farm commodities today in relation to their purchasing power during the base period of 1910 to 1914. Although most programs are now linked to costs of production, polic...