Farm credit (61 - 70 of 73 items)
Farm Finance: Farm Debt, Government Payments, and Options To Relieve Financial Stress
RCED-86-126BR: Published: Mar 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the nature of current farm debt; (2) the distribution of federal farm program direct payments to financially stressed farms; and (3) alternatives for reducing excessive farm debt.GAO found that: (1) outstanding farm debt currently totals more than $200 billion, divided about equally between real estate loans and other loans; (2)...
Farmers Home Administration: An Overview of Farmer Program Debt, Delinquencies, and Loan Losses
RCED-86-57BR: Published: Jan 2, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the total farm debt and the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) portion of that debt; (2) the total number of loans, borrowers, and loan amounts for each major FmHA farmer program; and (3) delinquencies and loan losses occurring in these programs.GAO found that: (1) total farm debt from all lenders more than doubled between...
Farmers Home Administration: Financial and General Characteristics of Farmer Loan Program Borrowers
RCED-86-62BR: Published: Jan 2, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the current financial condition of Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) borrowers and the farm loan portfolio, as shown by the Farmer Program Management Information System.GAO found that: (1) the average borrower had a debt-to-asset ratio of 83 percent; (2) 20 percent of the borrowers were technically insolvent and an additional 31...
The Financial Condition of the Farmers Home Administration's Loan Portfolio and Its Borrowers
128980: Jan 30, 1986
GAO discussed farmers' growing reliance on Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) resources, focusing on: (1) the FmHA portion of the total farm debt; (2) the total number of loans and borrowers; (3) the loan amounts for each FmHA farmer program; and (4) delinquencies and loan losses occurring in farmer programs. GAO found that: (1) the FmHA outstanding farm loan portfolio increased from $6 billion in...
Losses in the Department of Agriculture's Tobacco Program
RCED-85-167: Published: Sep 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided pricing and cost information on flue-cured tobacco under the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) tobacco program. Specifically, GAO estimated: (1) the losses that USDA could incur on 1976 through 1981 tobacco crops; (2) the total inventory price reduction resulting from USDA-approved discount sale terms; (3) the total price reduction on actual tobac...
Processing Time for Farmers Home Administration's Operating Loans in Minnesota During Fiscal Year 1984
RCED-85-142: Published: Aug 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the processing time for the Farmer's Home Administration's (FmHA) fiscal year 1984 operating loans in Minnesota to determine: (1) the criteria for timely loan processing; (2) the actual processing time and the reasons for the length of time between the various processing steps; (3) the effects of any delays on the farmers; and (4) alternatives a...
Report on the Implementation of the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1980
GGD-85-32: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed the legislative objectives of the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1980, including: (1) increasing agricultural cooperatives exports financed by the Farm Credit System; (2) increasing non-System financial institutions' availability of funds; (3) helping young, beginning, and small farmers; and (4) maintaining utility cooperatives' eligibility to borrow from the System.The System has prov...
Information on the Department of Agriculture's Commodity Exchange Contracts for the 1983 Payment-In-Kind Program
RCED-85-62: Published: Mar 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) actions in providing commodities to producers participating in the 1983 Payment-in-Kind (PIK) Program by exchanges of commodities between the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the grain industry.GAO found that the PIK Program limited the production of five commodities by reducing the number of acres pl...
Department of Agriculture's Acquisition and Distribution of Commodities for Its 1983 Payment-in-Kind Program
RCED-84-137: Published: Sep 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Payment-in-Kind (PIK) program, which compensates farmers who withhold production of any of five types of commodities with certain amounts of the crops they would otherwise have harvested.GAO found that, in 1983, producers idled about 48 million of the 212 million acres USDA had expected to be planted in the fi...
Assistance to Beginning Farmers
118410: May 14, 1982
Because of concerns raised about the obstacles faced by beginning farmers in obtaining financing to enter agriculture and the declining number of farms in the United States, GAO reviewed Federal and State efforts to help beginning farmers.Federal assistance programs for people entering farming consist primarily of loans and loan guarantees. Eleven bills were introduced in the 96th and 97th Congres...