Farm subsidies (51 - 60 of 64 items)
Farm Payments: Farm Reorganizations and Their Impact on USDA Program Costs
RCED-87-120BR: Published: Apr 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on farm reorganizations related to the $50,000 statutory limitation on direct payments under the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) crop subsidy and acreage reduction programs.GAO found that: (1) the number of producers that USDA paid under its crop programs increased by 49 percent from 1984 to 1986; (2) USDA estimated that total paymen...
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...
Farm Programs: An Analysis of Two Production Control Options
RCED-86-137: Published: Aug 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1986.
Because the problem of large crop surpluses and depressed commodity prices continues to be part of the U.S. farm agenda, GAO completed a comparative analysis of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Payment-in-Kind program (PIK) and an alternative program design for use in future farm policy and program decisions, using a private contractor's state-of-the-art policy simulation model.GAO noted tha...
The Financial Condition of the Farmers Home Administration's Loan Portfolio and Its Borrowers
128980: Jan 30, 1986
GAO discussed farmers' growing reliance on Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) resources, focusing on: (1) the FmHA portion of the total farm debt; (2) the total number of loans and borrowers; (3) the loan amounts for each FmHA farmer program; and (4) delinquencies and loan losses occurring in farmer programs. GAO found that: (1) the FmHA outstanding farm loan portfolio increased from $6 billion in...
1983 Payment-in-Kind Program Overview: Its Design, Impact, and Cost
RCED-85-89: Published: Sep 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 1983 Payment-In-Kind (PIK) program to determine the: (1) design and justification of key 1983 PIK program provisions; (2) program's impact and cost; (3) distribution of payments to farmers; and (4) effectiveness of the acquisition and delivery of commodities to farmers.GAO found that: (1) the USDA determination that the $50,000 payment limitation...
Information on Delinquent Borrowers in Farmers Home Administration Major Farmer Loan Programs
RCED-85-71: Published: Feb 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on delinquent Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) borrowers as part of an ongoing review of FmHA farm property management.GAO provided an oral briefing on delinquent borrowers in November 1984. This report contains data on the status of the delinquent borrowers for the 5-year loan programs as of June 30, 1984. GAO also provided informati...
Wheat Subsidy Preliminary Payments Discussed in the Washington Post on December 6, 1973
B-176943: Published: Mar 28, 1974. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Information on the Federal Crop Insurance Program
RCED-83-117: Published: Mar 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined certain aspects of the crop insurance program administered by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC).GAO found that FCIC methodology for establishing farm yields results in yields that are generally accurate on a countywide basis. However, yields distributed by FCIC to individual farm units often guarantee producers insurance coverage which...