Program management (51 - 60 of 75 items)
Farm Reorganizations and Payments to Foreign Owners of U.S. Cropland
T-RCED-87-11: Published: Apr 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1987.
GAO discussed the impact of farm reorganizations on Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm payments and the $50,000-per-person payment limitation. GAO found that: (1) there was an increasing trend in reorganizations from 1984 through 1986, which resulted in an additional $328 million in program costs and added almost 9,000 new persons to USDA payment rolls; (2) the dramatic increase in the number o...
Farmers Home Administration: Information on Agricultural Credit Provided to Indians on 14 Reservations
RCED-87-79BR: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Program (ITLAP) loans to Indians located on 14 reservations, specifically: (1) statistics on past, current, and predicted losses of land that Indian borrowers pledged as security; (2) options available to help Indians avoid the loss of reservation land; (3) hist...
The Export Enhancement Program, U.S. For. Agricultural Market Development Cooperator Program, Long-Term Bilateral Grain Agts. and Countertrade, Alternative Agricultural Trade Legis. Proposals
T-NSIAD-87-15: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
GAO discussed the Export Enhancement Program (EEP), the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program, and bilateral long-term grain agreements and countertrade. GAO noted that EEP is a means of increasing U.S. exports, regaining the lost U.S. market share, and disposing of surplus U.S. wheat and other agricultural commodities, but: (1) in fiscal year 1986, EEP sales represented only 3 percent of...
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...
Preliminary Results of GAO's Review of the Department of Agriculture's Federal Crop Insurance Program
131061: Sep 23, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) implementation of the expanded crop insurance program that the Crop Insurance Act of 1980 called for, to determine whether: (1) FCIC based management decisions on complete, accurate, and timely information; and (2) the FCIC supporting analyses were adequate. Although FCIC expanded its insurance coverage to cover 40 crops in 3,000 countr...
The Agricultural Export Enhancement Program and Agricultural Foreign Market Development Programs
129594: Apr 10, 1986
GAO discussed its assessment of the Agricultural Export Enhancement Program and the progress the program is making in achieving its objectives to increase U.S. exports and encourage the European community to begin serious bilateral and multilateral negotiations on agricultural trade problems. GAO found that: (1) isolating and assessing the impact of the program is a difficult task; and (2) any imp...
Cross Compliance: USDA Could Reduce Crop Production by Requiring Cross Compliance
RCED-86-64BR: Published: Dec 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided a summary of its analysis of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) current production control programs and the use of a cross-compliance requirement to increase program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) production control programs that USDA has used since 1982 permit farmers who enroll one or more crops to offset part or all of their decreased...
Examples of USDA's Application of the $50,000 Payment Limitation
RCED-86-29FS: Published: Oct 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Agriculture applied the $50,000 payment limitation to potential problem farmers, specifically where: (1) farmers were receiving more than $50,000 in total payments; (2) individuals or other entities were receiving payments, but were not actually farming the land; and (3) more than one individual or other entity was receiving p...
The Agricultural Export Enhancement Program
128096: Oct 8, 1985
GAO discussed whether the Agricultural Export Enhancement Program could achieve its objectives to: (1) increase U.S. farm product exports; and (2) encourage negotiations with trading partners on agricultural problems. The program was established with $2 billion in surplus Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) agricultural commodities, which CCC used to expand sales of U.S. agricultural commodities in...
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...