Agricultural workers (1 - 8 of 8 items)
International Food Assistance: U.S. Nonemergency Food Aid Programs Have Similar Objectives but Some Planning Helps Limit Overlap
GAO-13-141R: Published: Dec 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2012.
USAID and USDA share broad objectives for nonemergency food aid programs; however, the agencies have established some planning processes to limit overlap in these programs. For example, both USAID and USDA have objectives that address financial services, infrastructure, agricultural productivity, agribusiness development, and child and maternal nutrition needs in food insecure countries. Some of t...
H-2A Visa Program: Modernization and Improved Guidance Could Reduce Employer Application Burden
GAO-12-706: Published: Sep 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
Over 90 percent of employer applications for H-2A workers were approved in fiscal year (FY) 2011, but some employers experienced processing delays. For example, the Department of Labor (Labor) processed 63 percent of applications in a timely manner in FY 2011, but 37 percent were processed after the deadline, including 7 percent that were approved less than 15 days before workers were needed. This...
Beginning Farmers: Additional Steps Needed to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of USDA Assistance
GAO-07-1130: Published: Sep 18, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2007.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs have long supported beginning farmers. USDA generally defines a beginning farmer or rancher as one who has operated a farm or ranch for 10 years or less--without regard for age--and who materially and substantially participates in its operation. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes and guarantees loans for farmers who cannot obtain commercial credit...
Child Labor In Agriculture: Changes Needed to Better Protect Health and Educational Opportunities
HEHS-98-193: Published: Aug 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the extent and prevalence of children working in agriculture, including their injuries and fatalities; (2) the federal legislative protections and those in selected states for children working in agriculture; (3) the enforcement of these laws as they apply to children working in agriculture; and (4) federal educational assistance programs and...
Child Labor in Agriculture: Characteristics and Legality of Work
HEHS-98-112R: Published: Mar 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on child labor in agriculture, focusing on the: (1) extent and prevalence of children working in agriculture; (2) legislative protections available to children working in agriculture; and (3) enforcement of these laws as they apply to children working in agriculture.GAO noted that: (1) limitations in available information make it diffic...
Summary Information on Farmworkers
HRD-92-30R: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its recent reports and testimonies related to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. GAO noted that: (1) federal programs that serve the general population or workers in general do not provide assistance to many farmworkers; (2) due to limited funds, federal programs that primarily serve farmworkers can not provide assistance to all eligible farmworke...
How Federal Programs Affect Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in the Connecticut River Valley
MWD-76-65: Published: Feb 27, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Possible Food Stamp Fraud by Certain Migrant Farm Workers in Polk County, Minnesota
103366: Aug 1, 1977
Certain migrant farm workers in Polk County, Minnesota, have allegedly been participating in the food stamp program at low (or no) purchase requirements because of an arrangement under which employer-farmers in the area were required to withhold wages until the end of the work season. Presumably, such deferred wages were not reported and/or considered in determining food stamp benefits for these w...