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Food and Agriculture Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-20(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Food and Agriculture issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Food Aid: Competing Goals and Requirements Hinder Title I Program Results
GGD-95-68: Published: Jun 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of Title I assistance on: (1) sustainable economic development in recipient countries; and (2) long-term market development for U.S. agricultural goods in those countries.GAO found that: (1) U.S. agricultural exports and world food aid have decreased because there are other donor countries and new programs such as the Department of Agr...
Options Pilot Program
RCED-95-199R: Published: Jun 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Options Pilot Program (OPP), focusing on: (1) the status of OPP implementation; and (2) views on OPP performance. GAO noted that: (1) USDA implemented OPP in 1993, subsidizing options purchases by 956 farmers in nine counties in three states; (2) USDA expanded OPP in 1994 to cover four more coun...
Federal Dairy Programs: Information on Dairy Pricing and Related 1995 Farm Bill Issues
RCED-95-97BR: Published: Mar 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the dairy program, focusing on: (1) how the U.S. dairy pricing system operates; and (2) dairy issues that may need consideration during the 1995 farm bill reauthorization.GAO found that: (1) the U.S. dairy program sets minimum milk prices through milk marketing orders (MMO) and the price support program; (2) processors, not the feder...
Salvaged Food: Lessons Learned from the Americold Fire
RCED-95-76: Published: Mar 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the events surrounding a fire at a food storage warehouse in Kansas, focusing on the: (1) disposition of food salvaged from the facility; and (2) lessons learned from the incident that could be used to improve regulation of the food salvaging industry.GAO found that: (1) over half of the affected food was destroyed and the remaining...
Farm Bill Issues
RCED-95-93R: Published: Feb 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized the major issues that the food and agriculture sector would like to see incorporated into the 1995 farm bill. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed changes to the farm bill involved environment and conservation, commodity programs, agricultural trade, and research and education; (2) many survey respondents believed that the Conservation Reserve Progra...
RCED-95-87R: Published: Feb 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proportion of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments made to farm tenants versus landlords. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Agriculture (USDA) categorized 46 percent of CRP contract holders as owners/operators during fiscal years 1990 through 1994; (2) these contract holders received 53 percent of the $8 billion in CRP payments over...
Fluid Milk Check-Off Program
RCED-95-60R: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Fluid Milk Processor Education and Promotion Program, focusing on: (1) the program's impact on fluid milk sales; (2) recommendations for the program's future funding and assessment levels; (3) planned program activities and use of program funds; (4) national and state programs to promote fluid milk consumption; and (5) whether milk processors...
Food Aid: Private Voluntary Organizations' Role In Distributing Food Aid
NSIAD-95-35: Published: Nov 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on food aid granted by the United States to private voluntary organizations (PVO) to support development activities in foreign countries, focusing on the: (1) role of PVO in distributing food aid; and (2) impact of direct feeding programs on enhancing the long-term food security of recipient countries, including how well projects are ta...
Farmers Home Administration: The Guaranteed Farm Loan Program Could Be Managed More Effectively
RCED-95-9: Published: Nov 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) guaranteed farm loan program, focusing on: (1) the extent of losses under the guaranteed loan program compared with those under the FmHA direct loan program; (2) the extent to which the guaranteed loan program has graduated FmHA direct loan borrowers to commercial credit; and (3) ways to make the guaranteed farm loan program more of a source fo...