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Food: Reports, Legislation and Information Sources
CED-78-37: Published: May 1, 1978. Publicly Released: May 1, 1978.
This publication contains over 500 citations and abstracts of food-related documents. Topics covered include: domestic feeding programs, food and safety quality, nutrition, food production resources, farm marketing and distribution, price supports, food aid, trade policy, population control, and food policy. The appendices include: selected congressional committee prints, pertinent references from...
Food Stamp Work Requirements: Ineffective Paperwork or Effective Tool?
CED-78-60: Published: Apr 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1978.
Since 1971, able-bodied adults who receive food stamps and are not exempted by law have been required to register for and accept employment. These requirements were intended to affect the program in two ways: by finding recipients jobs so that they would no longer need assistance and by denying stamps to those who are able but unwilling to work.The food stamp program's work registration requiremen...
Problems With the Emergency Food Stamp Program
105629: Mar 31, 1978
One of the harshest winters in recent history and other disaster situations resulted in the distribution of nearly $43 million of emergency food stamp benefits in fiscal year 1977. Program abuses were attributable largely to serious problems in program administration pointing out the need for better program guidance by the Food and Nutrition Service and better planning and control by State and loc...
Review of Emergency Food Stamp Program
093974: Mar 31, 1978
No summary is currently available...
Informing the Public About Nutrition: Federal Agencies Should Do Better
CED-78-75: Published: Mar 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1978.
A large share of the Nation's health costs has been attributed to hunger and poor eating habits. A primary cause of poor nutrition is lack of consumer knowledge about the proper selection and preparation of food. Most of the Federal Government's nutrition information is produced by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), and 12 agencies within these departme...
Forest Service Policies Regarding the Use of Cattleguards Constructed from Used Oil Well Drill Pipe
CED-78-72: Published: Feb 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1978.
Forest Service policies prohibit the use of cattleguards constructed from used oil-well drill pipe. In fact, Department of Agriculture regulations prohibit the purchase or use of used material except when new material is not available at a reasonable cost. In addition, Forest Service instructions state that structures erected on forest system roads should conform to specifications set by the Ameri...
The Department of Agriculture Should Be Authorized To Charge for Cotton Classing and Tobacco Grading Services
CED-77-105: Published: Aug 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1977.
The provision of free cotton classing and tobacco grading to producers is inconsistent with the government's policy of charging fees for special services and the practice of charging for grading other commodities.Most agricultural commodities, other than cotton and tobacco, are graded by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a reimbursable basis. In fiscal year 1976, USDA spent $66.2 million gra...
The Food Stamp Program: Overissued Benefits Not Recovered and Fraud Not Punished
CED-77-112: Published: Jul 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1977.
The Government is losing over half a billion dollars annually because of overissued food stamp benefits caused by errors, misrepresentation, and suspected fraud by recipients and by errors of local food stamp offices.For every $100 of the more than $5 billion annual benefits issued nationally, overissuances account for about $12; only about 12 cents of that $12 have been recovered. The eight local...
Certain Food Aspects of the School Lunch Program in New York City
CED-77-89: Published: Jun 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1977.
Statistical sampling techniques were used to estimate the number of school lunches served in New York City that met or failed to meet type A requirements. Four types of lunches--cafeteria style, meal pack, basic (primarily soup and sandwiches), and bulk (prepared food frozen in bulk) were tested between January 10 and February 22, 1977.Between 40 percent and 45 percent of the cafeteria, meal pack,...
Federal Deficiency Payments Should Not Be Made for Crops Not Grown
CED-77-77: Published: May 24, 1977. Publicly Released: May 24, 1977.
The Commodity Credit Corporation is making an estimated $135 million in deficiency payments to rice farmers for the 1976 rice crop. These payments are based on the extent that the national average market price received by rice farmers was below a target price established by law.About $5 million of the deficiency payments will be paid to farmers who had rice acreage allotments, but did not plant ri...