Program management (101 - 110 of 213 items)
Farm Reorganizations and Payments to Foreign Owners of U.S. Cropland
T-RCED-87-11: Published: Apr 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1987.
GAO discussed the impact of farm reorganizations on Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm payments and the $50,000-per-person payment limitation. GAO found that: (1) there was an increasing trend in reorganizations from 1984 through 1986, which resulted in an additional $328 million in program costs and added almost 9,000 new persons to USDA payment rolls; (2) the dramatic increase in the number o...
Foreign Aid: Information on U.S. International Food Assistance Programs
NSIAD-87-94BR: Published: Mar 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined Food for Peace Program issues, including: (1) self-help measures; (2) use of local currency; (3) multiyear commodity commitments; (4) shipments on a fiscal year basis; (5) commodity availability for multiyear commitments; and (6) private-sector participation in preparing guidelines for the local currency private-sector lending program.GAO found...
Farmers Home Administration: Information on Agricultural Credit Provided to Indians on 14 Reservations
RCED-87-79BR: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Program (ITLAP) loans to Indians located on 14 reservations, specifically: (1) statistics on past, current, and predicted losses of land that Indian borrowers pledged as security; (2) options available to help Indians avoid the loss of reservation land; (3) hist...
The Export Enhancement Program, U.S. For. Agricultural Market Development Cooperator Program, Long-Term Bilateral Grain Agts. and Countertrade, Alternative Agricultural Trade Legis. Proposals
T-NSIAD-87-15: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
GAO discussed the Export Enhancement Program (EEP), the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program, and bilateral long-term grain agreements and countertrade. GAO noted that EEP is a means of increasing U.S. exports, regaining the lost U.S. market share, and disposing of surplus U.S. wheat and other agricultural commodities, but: (1) in fiscal year 1986, EEP sales represented only 3 percent of...
The Export Enhancement Program, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Market Development Cooperator Program, Long Term Bilateral Grain Agreements and Countertrade, Alternative Agricultural Trade Legislation Proposals
T-NSIAD-87-9: Published: Mar 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1987.
GAO discussed the Export Enhancement Program (EEP), the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program, and bilateral grain agreements and countertrade. GAO noted that EEP increases U.S. exports, regains the lost U.S. market share, and disposes of surplus U.S. wheat and other agricultural commodities, but: (1) EEP sales represented only 3 percent of total U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) U.S. exp...
The Philippines: Distribution and Oversight of U.S. Development and Food Assistance
NSIAD-87-24: Published: Nov 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. development and food assistance provided to the Philippines during fiscal years (FY) 1980 through 1985, specifically: (1) governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in distributing U.S. assistance and the amounts each distributed; (2) the organizations' target populations; and (3) the potential for channeling greater amounts of...
Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Food Stamp Program: Statistical Validity of Agriculture's Payment Error-Rate Estimates
RCED-87-4: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality control (QC) system that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) used to set fiscal year (FY) 1984 error rates in Food Stamp Program benefit payments and to assess sanctions against states for their errors.GAO noted that FNS annually estimates each state's food stamp payment error rate in a two-step process, using statistically selected...
The Export Enhancement Program, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Market Development Programs, CCC Export Credit Guarantee Programs, and L Term Bilateral Grain Agreements and Countertrade
131131: Sep 30, 1986
GAO discussed: (1) the status of the export enhancement program (EEP); (2) U.S. foreign market development efforts; (3) agricultural export credit programs; and (4) long-term grain agreements and countertrade. GAO noted that: (1) EEP is affecting the European Community by increasing competition, lowering affected commodity prices, increasing restitution, and contributing to additional dissent with...
Preliminary Results of GAO's Review of the Department of Agriculture's Federal Crop Insurance Program
131061: Sep 23, 1986
GAO discussed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) implementation of the expanded crop insurance program that the Crop Insurance Act of 1980 called for, to determine whether: (1) FCIC based management decisions on complete, accurate, and timely information; and (2) the FCIC supporting analyses were adequate. Although FCIC expanded its insurance coverage to cover 40 crops in 3,000 countr...