Farm credit (51 - 60 of 73 items)
Farm Finance: Provisions for Secondary Markets for Farm Real Estate Loans in H.R. 3030
RCED-88-55FS: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the proposed Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, focusing on its: (1) creation of a secondary market for agricultural mortgage loans; (2) improvement of existing secondary market operations for Farmers Home Administration (FmHA)-guaranteed loans; and (3) creation of a secondary market program exclusively for Farm Credit System (FCS) loa...
Farm Finance: Financial Condition of American Agriculture as of December 31, 1986
RCED-88-26BR: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial condition of American agriculture as of December 31, 1986.GAO found that, in 1986: (1) adverse economic conditions continued to affect the agricultural sector; (2) the agricultural industry produced an increased surplus in many key commodities; (3) agricultural exports declined; (4) the value of total farm assets declin...
Farm Finance: Legislative Proposals for Secondary Markets for Farm Real Estate Loans
RCED-87-172FS: Published: Jul 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on nine legislative proposals to create an active secondary market for agricultural real estate loans.GAO found that: (1) the proposals would all require some level of government involvement; (2) three proposals would vest the responsibility of creating a secondary market with the Secretary of Agriculture, while the other six proposa...
Farm Finance: Minnesota and North Dakota Assistance Programs Available to Farmers
RCED-87-143FS: Published: Jun 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state agricultural financial assistance programs and farmers' property protection measures in North Dakota and Minnesota.GAO found that: (1) Minnesota's assistance programs include financial assistance in restructuring debt, subsidized interest rates, deferral of interest due, and state loan guarantees; (2) Minnesota's property prote...
Farm Reorganizations and Their Impact on USDA Payments
T-RCED-87-19: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
GAO discussed its ongoing review of farm reorganizations related to the statutory payment limitation and their impact on Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm payments. GAO found that: (1) from 1984 through 1986, farm reorganizations increased as persons neared or met the payment limit; (2) the addition of new persons eligible to receive payments under the program increased its cost; (3) the conti...
Options for Dealing With Farm Credit System Problems
T-GGD-87-11: Published: Apr 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1987.
GAO discussed the federal rescue of the Farm Credit System and suggested an approach to stabilizing the system in the short run while developing long-term policies, since failure or default of the System's obligations would seriously disrupt the flow of credit to the agricultural sector and pose risks to other federal lending institutions. GAO found that: (1) the system's situation has continued t...
The Status of FmHA Farm Loan Portfolio and Farm Loan-Making Criteria and Policies
T-RCED-87-6: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA): (1) farm loan portfolio; and (2) proposed changes to improve its lending policies and their potential impact on FmHA borrowers' ability to qualify for future farm loans. GAO found that: (1) due to rapidly deteriorating financial conditions, more farmers sought assistance from FmHA because private lenders rejected t...
Farm Finance: Financial Condition of American Agriculture as of December 31, 1985
RCED-86-191BR: Published: Sep 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1986.
GAO presented information on the financial condition of American agriculture as of December 31, 1985.After analyzing the economic environment, farmers' financial positions, and the performance of the financial institutions serving agriculture in 1985, GAO concluded that adverse economic and financial conditions facing agriculture continued in 1985. GAO found that: (1) the rate of production increa...
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...
Debt Restructuring Activities During the 1984-85 Farm Credit Crisis
RCED-86-148BR: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reported on the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) debt restructuring activities with private lenders during the farm credit crisis of 1984 and 1985.GAO found that, during the farm credit crisis, FmHA helped farmers by: (1) making direct loans to new borrowers who could not get necessary credit elsewhere; and (2) offering loan guarantees to private lend...