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Controls Over Export Sales Reporting and Futures Trading Ensure Fairness, Integrity, and Pricing Efficiency in U.S. Grain Marketing
RCED-85-20: Published: Apr 9, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined certain controls designed to help ensure that grain trading is done fairly and that the financial and economic integrity of the marketplace is protected. GAO also investigated how efficiently information about grain export sales by U.S. exporters has transformed into changes in grain prices.GAO found that current controls established by the Departm...
Peruvian Rice Purchases Guaranteed by the Commodity Credit Corporation
NSIAD-84-116: Published: Jun 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated rice purchases made by Peru in September 1983 under a U.S. Government guaranteed export credit, focusing on: (1) whether Peru passed up lower responsive bids during the procurement of the rice; and (2) what is required of recipient countries and the Department of Agriculture under Export Credit Guarantee Program legislation and implementing reg...
An Economic Analysis of the Pricing Efficiency and Market Organization of the U.S. Grain Export System
CED-82-61S: Published: Jun 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1982.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on: (1) the organization of the U.S. grain export system; (2) economic measures for perceived performance problems; (3) an empirical analysis using these measures; and (4) the implications of the empirical results for the organization of the U.S. grain export system.The analysis revealed a healthy rate of entry into the industry, the presence of central mark...
Market Structure and Pricing of U.S. Grain Export System
CED-82-61: Published: Jun 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1982.
The four major objectives of this study were to: (1) describe and analyze the organization of the U.S. grain export system; (2) define some economic measures for perceived performance problems; (3) conduct an empirical analysis using these measures; and (4) evaluate the implications of the empirical results for the organization of the U.S. grain export system.The analysis revealed a healthy rate o...
Lessons To Be Learned From Offsetting the Impact of the Soviet Grain Sales Suspension
CED-81-110: Published: Jul 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1981.
On January 4, 1980, the President announced that, for foreign policy and national security reasons, the federal government was suspending the shipment of about 18 million metric tons of agricultural commodities to the Soviet Union. The President directed the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take actions to offset the suspension's impact on farmers. These offsetting actions, most of which were c...
U.S. Grain Transportation Network Needs System Perspective To Meet Future World Needs
CED-81-59: Published: Apr 8, 1981. Publicly Released: May 8, 1981.
GAO examined the grain transportation system. It identified actual and potential bottlenecks, explained their significance, and explored the status of activities addressing them. The grain transportation system in the United States is complex and interrelated and involves railroads, waterways, roads, and ports. Changes and events in one area affect all others, straining their ability to perform ef...
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...
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Issues for Planning
CED-80-94: Published: Jun 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1980.
The critical food, agriculture, and nutrition issues facing Congress and the Nation are identified and described as part of a continuing reassessment of critical national issues and as an aid in setting audit objectives. National and global factors affecting the food system are becoming increasingly uncertain, and the ability to respond to this uncertainty will depend on how effectively the food s...
Agriculture's Implementation of GAO's Wheat Export Subsidy Recommendations and Related Matters
ID-76-39: Published: Mar 3, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1976.
GAO reviewed actions taken by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement the GAO 1973 recommendations concerning the former Wheat Export Subsidy Program and related matters. The program was suspended in 1972 because of changed market conditions and national agricultural policies, although USDA retains the authority to reinstitute the program. The GAO 1973 report recommended a systematic eva...