Agricultural marketing (31 - 37 of 37 items)
Electronic Marketing of Agricultural Commodities: An Evolutionary Trend
RCED-84-97: Published: Mar 8, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the efforts of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop electronic marketing for agricultural commodities, the benefits and problems of electronic marketing, and the status of electronic marketing in agriculture.USDA is monitoring the use of electronic systems in marketing livestock, providing educational activities to persons interest...
Payments to Producers Under Federal Milk Marketing Orders
088924: May 8, 1972
No summary is currently available...
Analysis of Certain Aspects of the California-Arizona Navel Orange Marketing Order
CED-81-129: Published: Jul 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1981.
GAO reviewed certain aspects of the California-Arizona navel orange marketing order and provided background information on marketing orders in general and more specifically on the navel orange marketing order.GAO found that: (1) the Navel Orange Administrative Committee's composition, which is established in Federal regulations, only assures adequate consideration of navel orange industry interest...
Department of Agriculture Should Have More Authority To Assess User Charges
CED-81-49: Published: Apr 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1981.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a wide range of marketing and regulatory services. Marked differences exist in the degree to which recipients bear the costs of these services. As a result, certain sectors of the agricultural marketing industry are receiving preferential treatment at the taxpayers' expense.If recipients were charged for all costs except those which can be readily iden...
Family Farmers Need Cooperatives--But Some Issues Need To Be Resolved
CED-79-106: Published: Jul 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1979.
Farmers still face some of the same problems they faced in the 1920's and 1930's when legislation first allowed them to form cooperatives to compete more effectively in the agricultural system. The overall trend in American agriculture has been one of increasing concentration marked by a decrease in the number of farms and an increase in average farm size, a greater share of total gross farm incom...
What Causes Food Prices To Rise? What Can Be Done About It?
CED-78-170: Published: Sep 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1978.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), food price levels increased 57 percent from the beginning of 1970 through 1976, including a 31-percent increase in 1973 and 1974. The Consumer Price Index shows that over the last 50 years food prices have been susceptible to wider fluctuations than the prices of other goods. Farm prices and food prices are generally generated in two different mar...