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RCED-83-110: Published: Apr 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1983.
This bibliography includes information on GAO documents which directly or indirectly relate to food, agriculture, or nutrition which were released between January 1981 and December 1982...
USDA Needs Objective Criteria for Awarding Special Disaster Payments
RCED-83-54: Published: Nov 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to award special disaster payments estimated between $200 million and $250 million in 83 counties in the Southwest. The review focused on: (1) USDA criteria for designating counties to receive disaster payments, and (2) the equity of the USDA decision concerning counties other than those designated...
The Use of Prime Agricultural Land for Nonagricultural Purposes in the United States
102754: Jul 19, 1977
A study conducted by the Soil Conservation Service in 1975 identified certain land in Minnesota as noncropland which had high or medium potential for conversion to cropland within the next 10 to 15 years.This land was included as part of an 111-million-acre cropland reserve which the Service estimated existed nationwide. About 78 million acres of the reserve were classified as having high potentia...
Examination Into Feed Grains and Related Matters
B-176943: Published: Apr 30, 1973. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
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CED-82-76: Published: Jun 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1982.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and nutrition that have been released by GAO between January and December 1981. 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 international...
Use of Scrip Versus Cash in Making Change for Food Stamp Purchases
CED-82-89: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed information on the use of scrip or credit slips instead of cash as change in food stamp purchases.GAO found that the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, provides that eligible households using food stamps to purchase food may receive cash as change, provided it does not equal or exceed the value of the lowest coupon denomination issued. Surveys were conducted to obtain information on...
What Can Be Done To Improve Nutrition Education Efforts in the Schools
CED-82-65: Published: May 25, 1982. Publicly Released: May 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed the importance of nutrition education in the schools as it relates to: (1) improving eating habits, (2) reducing food waste, and (3) aiding or reducing the need for other federally supported nutrition education activities. GAO also discussed the status of nutrition education in the schools and what the Federal Government can do to help improve it.GAO found that neither the Department...
Food Stamp Program Application Processing Time
CED-82-87: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to provide any readily available information on how long States take to process nonexpedited service or regular cases in the Food Stamp Program and whether processing time for these cases would be shortened if expedited service were eliminated.State officials provided GAO with estimates of the average number of days it took to process an application or the number of days in which mos...
Expedited Service in the Food Stamp Program
CED-82-59: Published: Mar 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine the use of expedited service in the Food Stamp Program, including: (1) the extent to which expedited service is used; (2) the extent of the service's susceptibility to abuse; (3) the impact that the service has on administrative case workloads; and (4) suggestions for improving or eliminating the service.The expedited service provision requires processing of new food stamp...
Better Ways To Provide for Use of Agricultural Information
CED-82-46: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
GAO was requested to provide information on: (1) the magnitude of data sources available in one specific agricultural subject area, water for irrigation; (2) the types and characteristics of services that provide information; (3) the types and characteristics of users having a need for information on agriculture; and (4) the ways to arrange or structure various data sources to provide users with t...