Farm income stabilization programs (101 - 110 of 190 items)
Farm Finance: Participants' Views on Issues Surrounding Chapter 12 Bankruptcy
RCED-89-142BR: Published: May 15, 1989. Publicly Released: May 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Chapter 12 family farmer bankruptcy provisions, focusing on Minnesota, Nebraska, Louisiana, and Colorado bankruptcy participants' views on: (1) the provision's effects on credit availability and cost; (2) mandatory mediation as an alternative to Chapter 12 for resolving repayment problems; (3) Chapter 12 eligibility criteria; (4) the...
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Underwriting Standards Issues Facing the New Secondary Market
RCED-89-106BR: Published: May 5, 1989. Publicly Released: May 5, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (FAMC), focusing on: (1) underwriting standards for secondary markets; (2) provisions of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 relating to FAMC underwriting standards; and (3) key issues FAMC faces in developing underwriting standards.GAO found that: (1) although FAMC provides a secondary market for ag...
Agriculture: Progress Made Toward Goals of 1985 Farm Bill
RCED-89-76BR: Published: Mar 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the results of 1985 farm legislation, focusing on whether the law: (1) stabilized the financially stressed farm economy; (2) enhanced U.S. competitiveness as a supplier in world agricultural markets; and (3) prevented the buildup of large surplus stocks.GAO found that: (1) most economic indicators had improved since 1985, but it was uncertain how m...
Commodity Credit Corporation's Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-89-9: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
GAO discussed the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) management of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) export credit guarantee programs. GAO found that: (1) in September 1988, FAS issued a policy change to exporters to clarify commodity eligibility under the programs and to allow the value of exports to include up to 25 percent imported agricultural commodities; (2) under the new policy, on...
Farmers Home Administration: Sounder Loans Would Require Revised Loan-Making Criteria
RCED-89-9: Published: Feb 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) loan policies and practices to determine: (1) whether FmHA used adequate criteria to make and service loans; (2) how FmHA loan policies affected borrower equity; (3) whether security for FmHA loans was adequate; and (4) the potential impact of FmHA-proposed loan criteria on existing borrowers.GAO found th...
Farm Payments: Evaluation of Changes in County Loan Rates
RCED-89-47BR: Published: Feb 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined selected aspects of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) county loan program, specifically to determine: (1) why USDA changed its loan rate calculation procedures for the individual counties; and (2) whether the changes resulted in reasonable and justifiable loan rates.GAO found that USDA revised its county loan rate procedures to: (1) update...
Crop Insurance: FCIC Should Strengthen Actual Production History Program Controls
RCED-89-19: Published: Dec 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) implementation of its Actual Production History (APH) Program, focusing on whether FCIC had adequate controls to ensure the accuracy of farmers' production guarantees.GAO found that FCIC: (1) found in a 1987 review of companies that 37 percent of policies had inaccurate production guarantees, primaril...
Farmers Home Administration: Farm Loan Programs Have Become a Continuous Source of Subsidized Credit
RCED-89-3: Published: Nov 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) farm loan graduation policies and procedures to determine: (1) whether FmHA followed legislative mandates to graduate successful borrowers; (2) the extent to which FmHA was a long-term source of credit; and (3) the amount of government interest-rate subsidy and financial advantage FmHA borrowers received.GAO...
Farm Finance: Financial Condition of American Agriculture as of December 31, 1987
RCED-89-33BR: Published: Oct 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial condition of American agriculture as of December 31, 1987.GAO found improvements in the farm sector, including: (1) increases in agricultural products' values, volumes, and exports; (2) increases in the value of total farm assets and gross farm income, as well as more favorable income and debt levels; and (3) less total...
Farmers Home Administration: Farm Program Debt, Delinquencies, and Loan Losses as of June 30, 1987
RCED-88-134BR: Published: May 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) farm loan program, specifically the: (1) total state and national farm debt and the FmHA portion of the debt; (2) total number of loans, borrowers, and loan amounts for each major FmHA program; and (3) program loan delinquencies and losses.GAO found that: (1) the FmHA loan portfolio was at...