Agricultural products (31 - 40 of 49 items)
Federal Role in Developing Grain Subterminals Should Be Coordinated by USDA
CED-81-101: Published: May 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected activities on the development of subterminal grain storage facilities. The review was concentrated in States with significant grain production, available information, and the potential for subterminal development and improvement. The GAO objective was to gain an understanding of subterminal development benefits, obstacles, and potential...
Gross and Net Income of Major U.S. Sugar Cane and Beet Producers
CED-81-113: Published: May 29, 1981. Publicly Released: May 29, 1981.
GAO was asked to report on the gross and net incomes of the Nation's major sugar cane and beet producers from annual public reports and financial statements for 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981. GAO limited its work to major corporations that are required to file annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission and did not attempt to obtain 1981 data because the companies have not yet filed an...
Promoting Agricultural Exports to Latin America
ID-81-05: Published: Dec 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) uses relatively little of its resources to promote agricultural exports to Latin America. Additional promotion efforts could assist in tapping the potential of the market.GAO found that FAS has promoted exports to Latin America primarily through: (1) market development activities carried out by service organizations; (2) periodic F...
Corrective Action, Reported by Department of Agriculture on a Factor Involving Federal Rice Deficiency Payments, Has Not Been Implemented
CED-80-48: Published: Jan 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1980.
On June 25, 1979, it was reported to Congress that the Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service, which is the statistics agency of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), disagreed with a GAO proposal that it include in its computation of the national average market price of rice a factor to recognize the drying costs involved when farmers deliver green (high moisture) rice rather than dry ri...
Nutrition Research Methods and Technology
110444: Sep 25, 1979
Human nutrition research has become complex and multidisciplinary. It is apparent that the best hope for achieving any significant extension of life expectancy lies in the area of disease prevention. Diet and nutrition are major factors in preventing disease and other health problems. The economic costs of health care and disease are a large and growing burden on the nation's resources. An America...
Family Farmers Need Cooperatives--But Some Issues Need To Be Resolved
CED-79-106: Published: Jul 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1979.
Farmers still face some of the same problems they faced in the 1920's and 1930's when legislation first allowed them to form cooperatives to compete more effectively in the agricultural system. The overall trend in American agriculture has been one of increasing concentration marked by a decrease in the number of farms and an increase in average farm size, a greater share of total gross farm incom...
Compliance With Limitations on Payments to Farmers
CED-79-31: Published: Jan 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1979.
The administration of the payment limitation program by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Oklahoma was reviewed. For wheat, feed grain, rice, and upland cotton programs in 1980 and 1981, total direct payments are not to exceed $50,000.At the three county ASCS offices in Oklahoma that were reviewed, it was found that steps are needed to strengthen county office admi...
Formulated Grain-Fruit Products: Proposed Restrictions on Use in School Breakfast Program Should Be Reevaluated
CED-79-12: Published: Dec 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1978.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed to prohibit using the two-component meal of formulated grain-fruit products (fortified pastries) and milk in the school breakfast program. Although grain-fruit products are not used widely or frequently, some schools find them to be popular, convenient, and less costly. The controversy over the proposal to withdraw authorization of the two-component br...
Crop Forecasting by Satellite: Progress and Problems
PSAD-78-52: Published: Apr 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1978.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are trying to improve forecasts of foreign wheat production by using Landsat satellite imagery and weather data. The Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment (LACIE) is designed to determine the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of using Landsat...