Program evaluation (91 - 100 of 180 items)
Food and Drug Administration: Interstate Milk Shippers Program
HRD-86-54FS: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) actions, as part of the Interstate Milk Shippers Program, to identify and correct weaknesses related to milk pasteurization.GAO found that: (1) testing procedures appear to have kept pace with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance revisions, but additional inspection guidance is needed for bulk milk haulers; (2)...
Food Inventories: Inventory Management of Federally Owned and Donated Surplus Foods
RCED-86-11: Published: Dec 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1985.
In response to several congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA), California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York inventory management systems to determine whether: (1) the systems ensured that USDA-owned products and special distribution program products provided to the states were properly controlled; and (2) USDA minimized transportation and storage costs.GAO fo...
1983 Payment-in-Kind Program Overview: Its Design, Impact, and Cost
RCED-85-89: Published: Sep 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 1983 Payment-In-Kind (PIK) program to determine the: (1) design and justification of key 1983 PIK program provisions; (2) program's impact and cost; (3) distribution of payments to farmers; and (4) effectiveness of the acquisition and delivery of commodities to farmers.GAO found that: (1) the USDA determination that the $50,000 payment limitation...
Overview of the Dairy Surplus Issue--Policy Options for Congressional Consideration
RCED-85-132: Published: Sep 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1985.
To assist Congress in its consideration of various legislative proposals to revise dairy policies, GAO summarized its work on dairy-related issues over the last 6 years, discussed the magnitude and nature of the dairy surplus problem, and analyzed several policy options for dealing with the problem.GAO found that government dairy product purchases and inventories have increased sharply from 1979 t...
Program Implications of Maintaining the Appropriation Authorization Limitations for FY 1980 and FY 1981 Now Imposed on the Food Stamp Program
A-51604: Published: Apr 3, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
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Proposed Agricultural Efficiency and Equity Act of 1985
126791: Apr 24, 1985
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would change the manner in which the Department of Agriculture (USDA) computes the acreage bases and program yields which are used to compute the payments for farm program participants. GAO found that inflated bases existed because the Secretary had stated that acreage bases would be determined by averaging the previous 2 years plantings and including the ac...
Report on the Implementation of the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1980
GGD-85-32: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed the legislative objectives of the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1980, including: (1) increasing agricultural cooperatives exports financed by the Farm Credit System; (2) increasing non-System financial institutions' availability of funds; (3) helping young, beginning, and small farmers; and (4) maintaining utility cooperatives' eligibility to borrow from the System.The System has prov...
Information on Indemnity Payments in USDA's Avian Influenza Eradication Program
RCED-85-36: Published: Oct 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology the Department of Agriculture (USDA) used in calculating indemnity rates for destruction of poultry flocks under the avian influenza eradication program.GAO found that USDA originally established per-bird indemnity rates for all types of poultry to compensate producers for production costs incurred at the time their flocks were dest...
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...
The Management System for Identifying and Correcting Problems in the Food Stamp Program Can Work Better
RCED-84-94: Published: May 30, 1984. Publicly Released: May 30, 1984.
GAO reviewed the corrective action process used by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to encourage states to solve Food Stamp Program problems.GAO found that FNS has taken some actions to help states develop and implement corrective action plans. However, FNS regions had approved some state plans which did not cover all major problems, or which proposed corrective actions which were inadequate f...