Program management (61 - 70 of 75 items)
Federal Price Support for Honey Should Be Phased Out
RCED-85-107: Published: Aug 19, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) mandatory honey price-support program to: (1) evaluate the need for the program; (2) determine who participated in the program; (3) determine why program costs and government inventories were increasing; and (4) evaluate USDA program administration.GAO found that bee pollination is critical to certain seed and fruit crops, and the crop producers...
Analysis of Certain Aspects of the Proposed Agricultural Efficiency and Equity Act of 1985
RCED-85-118: Published: Apr 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the proposed Agricultural Efficiency and Equity Act of 1985, which would change the way the Department of Agriculture (USDA) determines the acreage bases and yields assigned to producers under various farm programs.GAO found that a 1982 USDA decision to set base acreages to give producers the highest possible base for each crop h...
Proposed Agricultural Efficiency and Equity Act of 1985
126791: Apr 24, 1985
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would change the manner in which the Department of Agriculture (USDA) computes the acreage bases and program yields which are used to compute the payments for farm program participants. GAO found that inflated bases existed because the Secretary had stated that acreage bases would be determined by averaging the previous 2 years plantings and including the ac...
Federal Crop Insurance Program in North Carolina and Iowa
RCED-84-120: Published: Mar 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's Federal Crop Insurance Program, which is administered by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). Specifically, GAO was asked to obtain information about how the program was working in North Carolina and Iowa.GAO found that, in North Carolina, the number of acres insured under the program dropped from 17 percen...
More Attention Needed in Key Areas of the Expanded Crop Insurance Program
RCED-84-65: Published: Mar 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) actuarial practices, the rates at which private sector companies were compensated for selling and servicing crop insurance, and the distribution of gains and losses on crop insurance sold by private companies and reinsured by FCIC.Congress has expressed concern regarding FCIC progress in implementing the Federal Crop Insurance Act of 198...
Need for Full Disclosure of Expenses for Administering Programs of the Commodity Credit Corporation
089437: Nov 25, 1969
No summary is currently available...
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...
General Accounting Office Review of the Department of Agriculture's Grain Warehouse Examination Programs
117015: Dec 10, 1981
Comments were presented on the results of a review of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) grain warehouse examination programs. Grain warehouse bankruptcies over the past few years and the publicity given a few recent cases have heightened concern about Federal and State warehouse licensing and examination programs. USDA and at least 29 grain-producing States administer programs to ensure that...
Consequences of USDA's Farmer-Owned Reserve Program for Grain Stocks and Prices, Vol. 2
CED-81-70(II): Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1981.
The Farmer-Owned Reserve (FOR) Program subsidizes farmers to hold stocks of grain in reserve in order to regulate the amount of grain available and thereby stabilize prices. Data on stocks and prices of wheat and corn during the FOR program's first 3 years were examined, and estimates of its effects were made. The analysis focused on: (1) quantities of stocks, using annual and quarterly data for w...
Farmer-Owned Grain Reserve Program Needs Modification To Improve Effectiveness
CED-81-70: Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1981.
The farmer-owned grain reserve, authorized by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, is to encourage producers to store wheat and feed grains when they are in abundant supply and extend the time for their orderly marketing.GAO and its consultants found that, during its first 2 to 3 years, the farmer-owned reserve (FOR) only partially met its objectives of increasing grain inventories in times of ab...