Nutrition (101 - 110 of 247 items)
Food Stamp Program: The Household Definition Is Not a Major Source of Caseworker Errors
RCED-90-183: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program, focusing on whether the household definition caseworkers use to compute food stamp benefits is a significant cause of caseworker errors.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1988, caseworkers' incorrect eligibility determinations relating to household definition resulted in between $23 million and $75 million in food stamp...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Washington's Family Independence Program
RCED-90-84: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program's progress in achieving cost neutrality in Washington under its Family Independence Program (FIP), focusing on the: (1) methods for establishing the amount of benefit and administrative costs that Washington would have incurred for food stamps in the absence of FIP; and (2) accuracy of the data and the methods used to calcu...
Wool and Mohair Program: Need for Program Still in Question
RCED-90-51: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) wool and mohair program.GAO found that: (1) USDA made $665 million in wool payments from 1981 through 1988; (2) wool production declined from 110 million pounds in 1981 to 89 million pounds in 1988; (3) from 1977 through 1983, payments boosted wool production by 18 percent; (4) industry representatives have co...
Views on Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program and Commodities for Soup Kitchens
T-RCED-90-69: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and a new program to provide commodities to soup kitchens or food banks. GAO found that: (1) commodities distributors said that despite a startup delay in fiscal year 1989, mandatory purchase requirements seemed to work effectively; (2) no delays occurred in 1990; (3) despi...
Farmers Home Administration's Implementation of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 and Sales of Farm Inventory Property
T-RCED-90-38: Published: Mar 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1990.
GAO discussed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) implementation of provisions concerning debt servicing and the sale of farm inventory properties. GAO noted that: (1) over one-third of the eligible delinquent borrowers qualified to either restructure their debts or pay FmHA the adjusted collateral value, and nearly all the remaining borrowers either did not apply for servicing or did not sub...
Adequacy of Nutrition Programs on Indian Reservations
T-RCED-90-30: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1990.
GAO discussed the availability of food and the nutritional adequacy of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) food assistance programs on Indian reservations. GAO found that: (1) there were indications of hunger among Food Stamp Program participants and nonparticipants on each reservation it visited; (2) the major causes of hunger included obstacles to application and qualification for food stamps...
Food Assistance: The National WIC Evaluation--Reporting and Follow-Up Issues
RCED-90-3: Published: Dec 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) assessment of its Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on USDA: (1) management of the National WIC Evaluation, intended to estimate the program's impact on participants; and (2) plans for a follow-up study on WIC impact on children.GAO found that:...
Issues Surrounding the Role and Mission of the Farmers Home Administration's Farm Loan Programs
T-RCED-90-22: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
GAO discussed its examination of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) farm loan programs. GAO noted that: (1) delinquent borrowers held about half of the $23 billion in outstanding direct loan principal in the FmHA farm loan portfolio; (2) the FmHA farm loan programs had several material internal accounting control weaknesses involving inaccurate and incomplete property tracking information an...
Food Assistance: USDA's Implementation of Legislated Commodity Distribution Reforms
RCED-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of legislated commodity distribution reforms at the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).GAO found that: (1) USDA had implemented 25 of 31 legislated reforms by May 1989; (2) USDA attributed delay...
Milk Pricing: New Method for Setting Farm Milk Prices Needs to Be Developed
RCED-90-8: Published: Nov 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Minnesota-Wisconsin (M-W) price series was a reliable and appropriate adjuster of milk prices and whether it needed to be improved.GAO found that: (1) the M-W price is becoming gradually less reliable as a measure of national supply and demand conditions for milk used for manufacturing, does not provide a valid pricing mechanism over...