Farm income stabilization programs (51 - 60 of 190 items)
RCED-93-227R: Published: Sep 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed payment limitations governing the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) honey price support program, focusing on: (1) the statutory provisions that apply to payment limitations for the honey program as compared with those of other farm commodity programs; (2) payments received by honey producers and associated loan forfeitures for 1991 and 1992; (3) t...
Dairy Programs: Effects of the Dairy Termination Program and Support Price Reductions
OCE-93-1: Published: Jun 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1993.
GAO provided information on the estimated long-term consequences of the Dairy Termination Program (DTP) and other support price reduction initiatives on the government's purchases of excess dairy products.GAO found that: (1) DTP and support price reduction initiatives are a cost-effective means of reducing the quantity and expense of government dairy support purchases and could reduce government p...
Crop Insurance: Federal Program Faces Insurability and Design Problems
RCED-93-98: Published: May 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) federal crop insurance program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the program meets insurability standards; and (2) the effect of provisions designed to foster program participation on the program's actuarial soundness.GAO found that: (1) the federal crop insurance program has not achieved actuaria...
Wheat Commodity Program: Despite Reforms, Government's Involvement Remains Substantial
RCED-93-30: Published: Mar 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of the 1985 and 1990 U.S. wheat program reforms, focusing on the: (1) reforms' effect on farmers' production decisions; (2) government's costs in managing wheat stocks; and (3) government's involvement in wheat-related supports.GAO found that: (1) the 1985 and 1990 wheat program reforms reoriented farmers' production decisions toward ma...
Crop Insurance: Federal Program Has Been Unable to Meet Objectives of 1980 Act
T-RCED-93-12: Published: Mar 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1993.
GAO discussed whether the federal crop insurance program has met its intended objectives. GAO noted that: (1) although the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) has increased the number of county crop programs to farmers by over 250 percent since 1981, premiums remained actuarially unsound and net premium losses totalled $2.3 billion; (2) FCIC utilized and reinsured private insurance companies...
Farmers Home Administration: Final Resolution of Farm Loan or Servicing Appeals
RCED-93-28: Published: Feb 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the final resolution of appeals of Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) loan decisions to determine whether appellants received loans: (1) they requested after FmHA lending decisions were remanded for reconsideration; and (2) and loan servicing in a timely manner.GAO found that: (1) of the 680 remanded loanmaking appeals, an estimated 41 percent of a...
Food and Agriculture Issues
OCG-93-15TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed major federal policy, management, and program issues facing Congress and the new administration in the areas of food and agriculture.GAO found that: (1) since 1988, fiscal pressures have enhanced the importance of reforming farm credit and risk protection, as well as coordinating federal programs for ensuring food safety and quality; (2) the Depar...
Food Assistance: School Milk Contract Bid-Rigging
RCED-93-5: Published: Oct 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined bid-rigging on school milk contracts, focusing on: (1) problems with agricultural laws or administration which allowed bid-rigging to occur; and (2) the possible influence of the Capper-Volstead Act on bid-rigging.GAO found that: (1) milk contract bid rigging can be attributed to illegal business practices, but not legal deficiencies; (2) the Justi...
Farm Program Research
RCED-93-48R: Published: Oct 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) barriers to the use of alternative, less environmentally intrusive agricultural practices; and (2) farm commodity programs' impact on rural communities. GAO noted that: (1) the two paradigms within the agricultural sector are conventional and sustainable agricultural practices; (2) conventional agriculture utilizes specialized f...
Agriculture Payments: Number of Individuals Receiving 1990 Deficiency Payments and the Amounts
RCED-92-163FS: Published: Apr 27, 1992. Publicly Released: May 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information for crop year 1990, focusing on the: (1) number of individuals that received income support payments in their own name through entities, general partnerships, and joint ventures, for participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) farm programs; and (2) amount of those payments.GAO found that: (1) USDA made payments to prod...