Economic development (101 - 110 of 203 items)
Effects and Administration of the 1984 Milk Diversion Program
RCED-85-126: Published: Jul 29, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) temporary milk diversion program to: (1) determine how milk producers decided whether to participate; (2) estimate the program's effect on milk production and government dairy purchases; and (3) evaluate USDA effectiveness in administration of the program.GAO found that: (1) the program tended to attract producers that decreased production after...
GAO Review of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children
127184: Jun 17, 1985
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which provides supplemental foods and nutrition counseling to pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age who meet specific income criteria. GAO found that WIC benefits were not routinely being targeted on a priority basis to eligible individuals who...
Decisionmaking Process for Farm Program Policies Needs To Be Improved
RCED-85-81: Published: Jun 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) policy decision to defer the repayment of certain commodity advance deficiency payments.ASCS revised the refund policy to: (1) correct a problem it encountered in administering farm commodity programs at county offices; and (2) provide an additional enrollment incentive for the 1984 corn program. GAO found that: (1) ASCS...
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...
RCED-85-82: Published: Apr 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1985.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO between January 1981 and December 1984. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food area and other issue areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and intern...
Department of Agriculture and Producer Costs To Operate the Tobacco Program
RCED-85-30: Published: Feb 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) whether the tobacco program operated at no net cost to the government; (2) whether assessments against tobacco producers were sufficient to meet possible losses in stored tobacco purchased with Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans; (3) the extent to which active tobacco farmers have purchased allotments or quotas and whether l...
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's Efforts To Provide Monthly Reports to the Senate Committee on Appropriations
RCED-84-169: Published: Jul 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology which the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) used in developing data for required monthly congressional reports on producer participation in the Federal Crop Insurance Program, the rate at which policies are cancelled, and any marketing or significant administrative changes that affect the program's cost. In addition, GAO...
The Management System for Identifying and Correcting Problems in the Food Stamp Program Can Work Better
RCED-84-94: Published: May 30, 1984. Publicly Released: May 30, 1984.
GAO reviewed the corrective action process used by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to encourage states to solve Food Stamp Program problems.GAO found that FNS has taken some actions to help states develop and implement corrective action plans. However, FNS regions had approved some state plans which did not cover all major problems, or which proposed corrective actions which were inadequate f...
Multiplier Effect of the Agricultural Sector on the General Economy
RCED-84-56: Published: Apr 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between the agricultural sector and the rest of the national economy. GAO was asked to provide information on: (1) federal tax revenues generated by federal agricultural program expenditures; and (2) the multiplier effect of the agricultural sector on the national economy.GAO was unable to determine a specific multiplier for the ag...
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...