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ASCS Needs To Revise Instructions To Help Ensure the Accuracy of Producer-Supplied Information for Emergency Feed Assistance
111078: Dec 11, 1979
A survey was made of the procedures and controls to prevent erroneous payments under the emergency feed program which is administered by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). The program assists producers in maintaining livestock herd sizes after a natural disaster has caused them to lose 40 percent or more of their normal feed production.ASCS usually uses producer-suppli...
How Do Federal Agencies Assure That Disaster Loan Recipients Maintain Mandatory Flood Insurance
CED-80-10: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1979.
The disaster loan programs of the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) were reviewed in an examination of the procedures used by federal agencies to ensure that disaster loan recipients maintain flood insurance when required as a condition for such loans. GAO reviewed legislation; agency policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines; and gathered stati...
The Johnstown Area Flood of 1977: A Case Study for the Future
CED-78-114: Published: May 5, 1978. Publicly Released: May 5, 1978.
In July 1977, the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, area was declared a major disaster area after a flood struck 136 communities in 8 counties and killed 76 people, injured or caused illness to 2,700, and damaged over $300 million in property. Federal disaster assistance to the Johnstown area is expected to total $261 million. Assistance was available to individual victims and State and local governments f...