Farm subsidies (61 - 64 of 64 items)
Agricultural Research and Extension Programs To Aid Small Farmers
CED-81-18: Published: Oct 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1980.
Various guidelines have been suggested for defining a small farm. One definition is that a small farmer has gross sales from farming of $20,000 or less per year. The Department of Agriculture definition includes all farm families: whose family net income from all sources (farm and nonfarm) is below the median metropolitan income of the State; who depend on farming for a significant portion, though...
Parity and the Agricultural Sector
113346: Sep 18, 1980
GAO was asked to evaluate the concept of parity prices and to identify the impacts, particularly the secondary impacts, expected from parity-level price supports for agricultural products. Parity is generally expected to measure the economic well-being of the farm sector relative to other sectors. Changes in the parity ratio have tracked: (1) structural changes (as the ratio has fallen, so have th...
Long-Term Cost Implications of Farmers Home Administration Subsidized and Guaranteed Loan Program
PAD-79-15: Published: Apr 24, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1979.
Cost implications of subsidized and guaranteed loans made by the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) were reviewed and a methodology for long-term cost projections was developed by selecting the major lending programs in the agency and identifying the cost components for each.In fiscal year 1979 the authorization request exceeded $7 billion, but FmHA did not identify the future financial obligation...