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Farm Finance: Financial Condition of American Agriculture as of December 31, 1986
RCED-88-26BR: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial condition of American agriculture as of December 31, 1986.GAO found that, in 1986: (1) adverse economic conditions continued to affect the agricultural sector; (2) the agricultural industry produced an increased surplus in many key commodities; (3) agricultural exports declined; (4) the value of total farm assets declin...
Farm Finance: Secondary Markets for Agricultural Real Estate Loans
RCED-87-149BR: Published: Jul 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) secondary investment markets; (2) existing agricultural real estate secondary markets; (3) legislative proposals for a national secondary market for agricultural real estate loans; and (4) the potential effects of a national secondary market.GAO found that: (1) generally, a secondary market transaction occurs when an original le...
Farm Finance: Legislative Proposals for Secondary Markets for Farm Real Estate Loans
RCED-87-172FS: Published: Jul 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on nine legislative proposals to create an active secondary market for agricultural real estate loans.GAO found that: (1) the proposals would all require some level of government involvement; (2) three proposals would vest the responsibility of creating a secondary market with the Secretary of Agriculture, while the other six proposa...
Farm Finance: Minnesota and North Dakota Assistance Programs Available to Farmers
RCED-87-143FS: Published: Jun 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state agricultural financial assistance programs and farmers' property protection measures in North Dakota and Minnesota.GAO found that: (1) Minnesota's assistance programs include financial assistance in restructuring debt, subsidized interest rates, deferral of interest due, and state loan guarantees; (2) Minnesota's property prote...
Costs and Other Information on USDA's Commodity Certificates
T-RCED-87-10: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) use of commodity certificates in lieu of cash payments under commodity price-support loan programs and the cost of issuing certificates instead of cash. Farmers who receive certificates may exchange them for their crops or cash, or sell them to other farmers, grain companies, or any other interested buyers. The cost...
The Status of FmHA Farm Loan Portfolio and Farm Loan-Making Criteria and Policies
T-RCED-87-6: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA): (1) farm loan portfolio; and (2) proposed changes to improve its lending policies and their potential impact on FmHA borrowers' ability to qualify for future farm loans. GAO found that: (1) due to rapidly deteriorating financial conditions, more farmers sought assistance from FmHA because private lenders rejected t...
Issues Effecting U.S. Agricultural Competitiveness in World Markets
131129: Sep 30, 1986
GAO discussed issues affecting U.S. agriculture. GAO noted that: (1) to increase foreign demand for U.S. agricultural products, the United States must lower commodity price-support levels, expand export credit programs, rely more on export subsidies, lower the dollar's value, and reduce production costs; (2) some critics believe that U.S. competitors will increase export subsidies or lower export...
Financial Condition of American Agriculture
131080: Sep 25, 1986
GAO discussed: (1) agricultural economic environment; (2) farmers' financial position; and (3) the performance of agricultural financial institutions. GAO found that: (1) in 1985, the agricultural industry faced adverse economic conditions due to increased production and decreased exports; (2) exports declined due to strong competition, importing countries' production gains, a weak world economy,...
Farm Finance: Financial Condition of American Agriculture as of December 31, 1985
RCED-86-191BR: Published: Sep 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1986.
GAO presented information on the financial condition of American agriculture as of December 31, 1985.After analyzing the economic environment, farmers' financial positions, and the performance of the financial institutions serving agriculture in 1985, GAO concluded that adverse economic and financial conditions facing agriculture continued in 1985. GAO found that: (1) the rate of production increa...
Farm Payments and Loans: Consistency Needed in USDA Crop Yield Estimates
RCED-86-118: Published: May 29, 1986. Publicly Released: May 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methods used by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) to estimate crop yields. The review identified: (1) the impact of differences in estimated yields the agencies used; and (2) possible improvements to the yield estimation pr...