Economic development (51 - 60 of 72 items)
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...
Payments to Producers Under Federal Milk Marketing Orders
088924: May 8, 1972
No summary is currently available...
Cost Information on the USDA Tobacco Program
RCED-84-33: Published: Dec 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) tobacco price-support program. Specifically, GAO was asked to identify: (1) the costs of the tobacco program prior to passage of the No Net Cost Tobacco Program Act of 1982; (2) the costs that have accrued on the 1982 flue-cured and burley crops; and (3) whether the assessment program is ad...
RCED-83-110: Published: Apr 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1983.
This bibliography includes information on GAO documents which directly or indirectly relate to food, agriculture, or nutrition which were released between January 1981 and December 1982...
USDA Needs Objective Criteria for Awarding Special Disaster Payments
RCED-83-54: Published: Nov 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to award special disaster payments estimated between $200 million and $250 million in 83 counties in the Southwest. The review focused on: (1) USDA criteria for designating counties to receive disaster payments, and (2) the equity of the USDA decision concerning counties other than those designated...
Examination Into Feed Grains and Related Matters
B-176943: Published: Apr 30, 1973. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
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...
Information on Peanut Allotment Owners That Lease and Rent Away Rather Than Plant Their Peanut Allotment Quotas
CED-81-156: Published: Sep 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the extent to which peanut allotment owners lease or rent away their allotment quotas. The objectives of the review were to: (1) determine the availability of certain information in records which the Department of Agriculture maintains on the peanut program; (2) determine the validity of the Department's estimate that 70 percent of the peanuts grown in the United States...
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...
Department of Agriculture Should Have More Authority To Assess User Charges
CED-81-49: Published: Apr 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1981.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a wide range of marketing and regulatory services. Marked differences exist in the degree to which recipients bear the costs of these services. As a result, certain sectors of the agricultural marketing industry are receiving preferential treatment at the taxpayers' expense.If recipients were charged for all costs except those which can be readily iden...