Program evaluation (111 - 120 of 180 items)
Operation of USDA's Special Dairy Distribution Program in Nashville, TN
RCED-83-239: Published: Sep 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described the results of its review of the operation of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) special dairy distribution program in Nashville, Tennessee.Subsequent to a newspaper report that large quantities of Government-owned dairy products were being stored in local warehouses, the Mayor of Nashville requested surplus butter and cheese for a monthly...
Africa's Agricultural Policies--A More Concerted Effort Will Be Needed If Reform Is Expected
NSIAD-83-36: Published: Sep 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) to reform host-government agricultural policies in Sub-Saharan Africa, which have been recognized as a major cause of the current agricultural crisis in the region because agricultural producers are not provided with either appropriate incentives or suitable economic environments to make production beyond the subsistence level...
Observations on the National School Lunch Program's Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System
124037: Sep 7, 1983
GAO conducted a survey to obtain information on the operation of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System (AIMS), which it implemented under interim regulations which established four standards to improve the management of the National School Lunch Program and ensure correct claims for federal program reimbursement. These standards provide that: (1) app...
Special Supplemental Food Program--Proposed Design of Medical Evaluation
089481: Mar 5, 1974
No summary is currently available...
Improved Management of Import Meat Inspection Program Needed
RCED-83-81: Published: Jun 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's administration of its import Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.GAO found that, at the 10 highest-volume ports, where variances in the quantities of meat rejected ranged from 0.1 to 1.5 percent, procedures for controlling, sampling, and inspecting meat products differed because of: (1) regulations and instructions which were generally outdated, unclear...
Changes Are Needed To Assure Accurate and Valid Wheat Deficiency Payments
RCED-83-50: Published: Mar 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) system for making deficiency payments to wheat farmers. These payments are designed to supplement eligible wheat farmers' income in the years when wheat prices are low.Farmers participating in the wheat crop program receive deficiency payments from USDA based on the difference between a target price and the lower national average market price of...
Information on the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's 1983 Standard Reinsurance Agreement
RCED-83-114: Published: Mar 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1983.
GAO was asked to review the 1983 Standard Reinsurance Agreement approved by the Board of Directors of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), a government-owned corporation within the Department of Agriculture.The reinsurance program was established in 1980. In an attempt to involve more private insurance companies and encourage them to write insurance on all crops nationwide, FCIC has made...
Agricultural Economics Research and Analysis Needs Mission Clarification
RCED-83-89: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO examined and clarified the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) economics research and analysis activities. GAO made its review in terms of the USDA Economic Research Service's (ERS) overall mission and program priorities and its relationship to that of state land-grant institutions. GAO also reviewed USDA activities with regard to planning, priority setting, and coordination of public sector ag...
[Query Regarding Availability of Natural Disaster Emergency Loans]
B-197765: Published: Jan 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1983.
GAO was asked whether the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) has been unlawfully limiting the availability of natural disaster emergency loans authorized under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. GAO stated that the FmHA practice of basing loan eligibility on countywide, rather than individual, crop losses violates the act. GAO was also asked to review the loan program's authorizing l...