All Topics » Agriculture and Food » Farm income stabilization programs » Government guaranteed loans
Government guaranteed loans (1 - 10 of 35 items)
Farm Service Agency: Additional Actions Needed to Address Employee Conflict-of-Interest Issues
RCED-97-104: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: May 27, 1997.
GAO reviewed conflicts of interest in the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) farm loan program, focusing on the: (1) number of FSA's federal and nonfederal employees and county committee members who have FSA farm loans; (2) comparative size and repayment history of farm loans to FSA's federal employees, FSA's nonfederal employees, county committee members, and other FSA borrowers; (3) number of cases FSA...
Farm Programs: Efforts to Achieve Equitable Treatment of Minority Farmers
RCED-97-41: Published: Jan 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) efforts to conduct farm programs in an equitable manner, focusing on: (1) FSA efforts to treat minority farmers in the same way as nonminority farmers in delivering program services; (2) minority representation in county office staffing and on county committees in the counties with the highest numbers of minority far...
Food and Agriculture Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-17(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Food and Agriculture issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Consolidated Farm Service Agency: Update on the Farm Loan Portfolio
RCED-95-223FS: Published: Jul 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's direct and guaranteed farm loan programs, focusing on: (1) the levels of outstanding debt on active loans and amounts owed by delinquent borrowers as of March 31, 1995; (2) losses on farm loans from fiscal year (FY) 1989 through March 31, 1995; and (3) new loans to borrowers who were delinquent or whos...
Farm Loans: Actions Needed to Safeguard Taxpayers' Interests
T-RCED-95-147: Published: Mar 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the risks associated with the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) farm loan programs. GAO noted that: (1) FmHA farm loan programs have resulted in $12.5 billion in losses of taxpayer dollars; (2) about 98 percent of these losses have occurred in the direct loan program; (3) the FmHA loan portfolio totalled $18 billion as of September 1994; (4) 26...
Farmers Home Administration: The Guaranteed Farm Loan Program Could Be Managed More Effectively
RCED-95-9: Published: Nov 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) guaranteed farm loan program, focusing on: (1) the extent of losses under the guaranteed loan program compared with those under the FmHA direct loan program; (2) the extent to which the guaranteed loan program has graduated FmHA direct loan borrowers to commercial credit; and (3) ways to make the guaranteed farm loan program more of a source fo...
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...
Farmers Home Administration: Farm Loan Programs and Proposed Changes
T-RCED-92-59: Published: Apr 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) farm loan programs; and (2) its views on the proposed Agricultural Credit Improvement Act of 1992. GAO noted that: (1) as much as 70 percent of the FmHA direct loan portfolio is at risk because it is held by delinquent borrowers or by borrowers whose debts have been rescheduled in response to past repayment difficulties; (2) some FmHA dir...
Guaranteed Farm Loans by the Farmers Home Administration
T-RCED-91-55: Published: May 14, 1991. Publicly Released: May 14, 1991.
GAO discussed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) guaranteed farm loan policies and practices, focusing on the implications of its shift from direct government loans to government guaranteed loans from private lenders. GAO noted that: (1) previous and ongoing studies have consistently identified the FmHA loan programs as a high-risk area within the federal government, particularly from the st...
Farmers Home Administration: Changes Needed in Loan Servicing Under the Agricultural Credit Act
RCED-90-169: Published: Aug 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) implementation of the debt servicing requirements under the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987.GAO found that: (1) in January 1988, FmHA estimated that delinquent borrowers were past due on about $9.6 billion in principal and interest payments; (2) FmHA borrowers who acted in bad faith were not eligible for the...