Agricultural programs (31 - 40 of 113 items)
Agriculture Payments: Number of Individuals Receiving 1990 Deficiency Payments and the Amounts
RCED-92-163FS: Published: Apr 27, 1992. Publicly Released: May 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information for crop year 1990, focusing on the: (1) number of individuals that received income support payments in their own name through entities, general partnerships, and joint ventures, for participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) farm programs; and (2) amount of those payments.GAO found that: (1) USDA made payments to prod...
Crop Insurance: Inaccurate FCIC Price Forecasts Increase Program Costs
PEMD-92-4: Published: Dec 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) independent price surveys, focusing on how: (1) inaccuracies in the forecast affect FCIC program costs; and (2) FCIC can improve its forecast accuracy.GAO found that: (1) bias errors showed that FCIC forecasts for corn and wheat overestimated actual prices by an average of 10 percent a...
Drug Policy and Agriculture: U.S. Trade Impacts of Alternative Crops to Andean Coca
NSIAD-92-12: Published: Oct 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed how possible competition with U.S. agricultural exports has affected U.S. policy in assisting the production of alternative crops to coca in Bolivia and Peru; and (2) examined the possible impact of alternative crops on U.S. agricultural trade.GAO found that: (1) although the Agency for International Development (AID) proposed to provide assis...
Disaster Assistance: Problems in Administering Payments for Nonprogram Crops
RCED-91-137: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's procedures for administering disaster assistance to crop producers that did not have federal price supports, focusing on the: (1) Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) effectiveness in verifying producer-provided data; (2) methodology and supporting data state ASCS offices used to establish pay...
International Trade: Iraq's Participation in U.S. Agricultural Export Programs
NSIAD-91-76: Published: Nov 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Iraq's participation in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Export Credit Guarantee Programs, focusing on the: (1) development of Iraq as a U.S. agricultural export market; (2) Iraq's participation in other agricultural export development programs; and (3) investigations into program improprieties.GAO found that: (1) the Commodity Credit Corpora...
Report on the Commodity Credit Corporation's GSM-102/103 Export Credit Guarantee Programs and Iraq's Participation in the Programs
T-NSIAD-91-1: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO discussed the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) management and operations of its Export Credit Guarantee Program and Intermediate Export Credit Guarantee Program, focusing on Iraq's participation in the programs. GAO noted that: (1) the programs were U.S. government loan guarantee programs designed to increase exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and allow the exporter to obtain immedia...
Agricultural Trade: Government Support Calculations Under the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement
RCED-90-210: Published: Aug 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1990.
GAO reviewed methods used to calculate levels of government support under the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, focusing on the accuracy of the 1989 government support calculations for U.S. wheat.GAO found that: (1) to measure the level of government support, the agreement includes a formula that measures the amount of producer revenue derived from government policies; (2) the U.S. government supp...
Conservation Reserve Program: Determining Program's Effects on Production Depends on Assumptions
RCED-90-201: Published: Jul 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed assumptions that would influence an analysis of the Conservation Reserve Program's (CRP) effects on past and future agricultural production.GAO found that: (1) directly foregone production could be estimated by determining the number of acres enrolled in CRP, but such a calculation might not accurately reflect the effects of CRP on production; (2)...
Farming and Farm Programs: Impact on the Rural Economy and on Farmers
RCED-90-108BR: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) importance of farm sector employment to the rural economy; and (2) distribution of farm program payments.GAO found that: (1) nonfarm industries employed 9 out of 10 rural farm workers; (2) over half of U.S. farm families had one or more family members working at nonfarm jobs; and (3) one-half of the average total farm income was earned fro...
1990 Farm Bill: Opportunities for Change
RCED-90-142: Published: Apr 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1990.
GAO addressed issues that Congress should consider during the debate over the 1990 farm bill.GAO addressed: (1) commodity price and income supports; (2) farm finance; (3) crop disaster assistance; (4) conservation and environmental programs; (5) international programs; (6) food stamps; and (7) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) management. GAO noted that the 1990 farm bill should include major...