Economic development (61 - 70 of 72 items)
CED-81-73: Published: Apr 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1981.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. 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 affairs...
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...
The Cooperative Extension Service Should Provide Farmers With More Information on Farm Credit Sources
CED-80-45: Published: Feb 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1980.
Farmers are finding more than ever that borrowing is a necessity. However, information on sources of credit, interest rates and terms, and how to apply for farm credit is available only on a piecemeal basis from lenders, the Cooperative Extension Service, and other sources. While the supply of credit from the numerous farm lenders has generally been adequate to meet the needs of qualified borrower...
Agriculture's Set-Aside Programs Should Be Improved
CED-80-9: Published: Jan 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's wheat and feed grain set-aside programs are intended to reduce expected surpluses of particular crops. In return for taking acreage out of production, producers are eligible for commodity loans and purchases as well as deficiency, disaster, and diversion payments. A review of producer compliance with the programs' requirements identified certain areas in which the e...
ASCS Needs To Revise Instructions To Help Ensure the Accuracy of Producer-Supplied Information for Emergency Feed Assistance
111078: Dec 11, 1979
A survey was made of the procedures and controls to prevent erroneous payments under the emergency feed program which is administered by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). The program assists producers in maintaining livestock herd sizes after a natural disaster has caused them to lose 40 percent or more of their normal feed production.ASCS usually uses producer-suppli...
Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) Commodity Loan and Grain Reserve Programs
108538: Jan 29, 1979
A review was made of the management of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) commodity loan and grain reserve programs which are administered by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). A previous review indicated the need for improvements in (1) the methods followed by county commodity inspectors in taking grain measurements which, along with the test weight, are used as...
Food Update, Volume 2, Issue 4
103384: Jul 1, 1977
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Summary of GAO Reports Issued Since 1973 Pertaining to Farm Bill Legislation
CED-77-39: Published: Mar 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1977.
There were 22 GAO reports issued on farm and commodity topics since 1973, including export and import regulation of grains, sugar and dairy products; the Commodity Credit Corporation; commodity shortages, distribution, and forecasting; protection from pesticide hazards; agricultural research; bee keeping indemnity payment program; and meat marketing, inspection and bacteria control. The disaster a...
Food and Agriculture Issues for Planning
103379: Feb 1, 1977
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