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Federal Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Programs in the New England Region
RCED-83-36: Published: Dec 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study to identify program efforts and funding levels of Federal food, agriculture, and nutrition programs in New England, analyzed program changes from fiscal years 1981 to 1982, and analyzed the impact of changes on the New England food system.The Federal food, agriculture, and nutrition programs available to New England during fiscal years...
Review of Data Gathered and Reported for the Federal Outlays Report by the Food and Nutrition Service
B-175150: Published: Jun 27, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Congressional Decision Needed on Necessity of Federal Wool Program
CED-82-86: Published: Aug 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's wool incentive payment program to determine whether it is accomplishing its objectives and whether these objectives are still valid.The federal wool incentive program has had little effect on encouraging wool production and improving wool quality because decisions to raise sheep are based primarily on the profitability of the lamb market. Since most pro...
CED-81-73: Published: Apr 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1981.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food area and other issue areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international affairs...
Reviews of Department of Agriculture Activities
114747: Mar 18, 1981
GAO provided information on the results of some of its reviews concerning Department of Agriculture activities and related presidential budget proposals including: the Dairy Price-Support Program, the subject of parity as a tool for formulating and evaluating agricultural policy, the suspension of grain sales to Russia, the Farmer-Owned Grain Reserve Program, the need for railroads to make better...
Summary of GAO Reports Issued Since 1977 Pertaining to Farm Bill Legislation
CED-81-43: Published: Jan 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1981.
A compilation is presented of reports issued since 1977 on topics which are addressed by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 and related subjects. The summary was prepared to assist the members of the agriculture committees in their deliberations on renewal, modification, and extension of the Farm Bill...
CED-80-97: Published: Jun 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1980.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. A broad interrelationship exists between the food area and other areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international affairs and this bibliography includes information on documents in these areas which have...
Food: Food Related Reports Issued From January 1977 Through December 1979
111789: Jan 1, 1980
Summaries are presented of GAO reports directly and indirectly related to food which were issued between January 1977 and December 1979. The subjects of the reports include, but are not limited to, agricultural programs, food aid programs, agricultural assistance, food inspection, agricultural trade, natural resource conservation and development, water supply management, fisheries management, prog...
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Issues for Planning
CED-79-36: Published: Jan 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1979.
Food, agriculture, and nutrition issues facing Congress and the nation are described in an effort to identify food system goals that represent the main elements of a national food policy. GAO prepared program plans centering on 35 different issues that set out strategies involving the growth of world population, increase in food demands, and efficient distribution of food production resources. A n...
What Causes Food Prices To Rise? What Can Be Done About It?
CED-78-170: Published: Sep 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1978.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), food price levels increased 57 percent from the beginning of 1970 through 1976, including a 31-percent increase in 1973 and 1974. The Consumer Price Index shows that over the last 50 years food prices have been susceptible to wider fluctuations than the prices of other goods. Farm prices and food prices are generally generated in two different mar...