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Agriculture: Progress Made Toward Goals of 1985 Farm Bill
RCED-89-76BR: Published: Mar 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the results of 1985 farm legislation, focusing on whether the law: (1) stabilized the financially stressed farm economy; (2) enhanced U.S. competitiveness as a supplier in world agricultural markets; and (3) prevented the buildup of large surplus stocks.GAO found that: (1) most economic indicators had improved since 1985, but it was uncertain how m...
Opportunities to Improve U.S. Food/Agricultural Exports Through Improved Marketing Techniques
T-RCED-88-56: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1988.
GAO reviewed public and private marketing mechanisms to enhance opportunities for the United States to improve its food and agricultural sales in foreign markets. GAO found that U.S. exporters needed to: (1) develop effective, long-term marketing strategies; (2) design positive product images; (3) improve distribution systems; (4) develop competitive pricing and credit policies; and (5) conduct pr...
International Trade: Implementation of the Agricultural Export Enhancement Program
NSIAD-87-74BR: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the implementation of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Export Enhancement Program (EEP) and its effectiveness in: (1) increasing U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) encouraging negotiations on agriculture trade problems with U.S trading partners.GAO found that: (1) although wheat exports increased for several EEP-targeted markets, decreased...
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 Cooperator Program, Long Term Bilateral Grain Agreements and Countertrade, Alternative Agricultural Trade Legislation Proposals
T-NSIAD-87-9: Published: Mar 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1987.
GAO discussed the Export Enhancement Program (EEP), the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program, and bilateral grain agreements and countertrade. GAO noted that EEP increases U.S. exports, regains the lost U.S. market share, and disposes of surplus U.S. wheat and other agricultural commodities, but: (1) EEP sales represented only 3 percent of total U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) U.S. exp...
The General Accounting Office's Review of Concerns About Quality in U.S. Grain Exports
130598: Aug 5, 1986
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed recent actions within the U.S. grain industry and the Department of Agriculture to change the way in which the United States markets its grain overseas. The Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) has determined that a number of grain elevators extract dust and dockage from airborne grain as it leaves the elevator, then add the dust or dockage...
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...
Controls Over Export Sales Reporting and Futures Trading Ensure Fairness, Integrity, and Pricing Efficiency in U.S. Grain Marketing
RCED-85-20: Published: Apr 9, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined certain controls designed to help ensure that grain trading is done fairly and that the financial and economic integrity of the marketplace is protected. GAO also investigated how efficiently information about grain export sales by U.S. exporters has transformed into changes in grain prices.GAO found that current controls established by the Departm...
Peruvian Rice Purchases Guaranteed by the Commodity Credit Corporation
NSIAD-84-116: Published: Jun 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated rice purchases made by Peru in September 1983 under a U.S. Government guaranteed export credit, focusing on: (1) whether Peru passed up lower responsive bids during the procurement of the rice; and (2) what is required of recipient countries and the Department of Agriculture under Export Credit Guarantee Program legislation and implementing reg...
An Economic Analysis of the Pricing Efficiency and Market Organization of the U.S. Grain Export System
CED-82-61S: Published: Jun 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1982.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on: (1) the organization of the U.S. grain export system; (2) economic measures for perceived performance problems; (3) an empirical analysis using these measures; and (4) the implications of the empirical results for the organization of the U.S. grain export system.The analysis revealed a healthy rate of entry into the industry, the presence of central mark...