Government-Owned Surplus Dairy Products Held in Inventory

RCED-85-43: Published: Jan 7, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1985.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated information contained in an earlier report concerning the surplus of government-owned dairy products held in inventory.

GAO found that: (1) the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) dairy inventory decreased from about 3 billion pounds on September 23, 1983, to about 2.6 billion pounds on September 21, 1984; (2) disposition of dairy products through sales and food programs increased by about 8 percent during fiscal year 1984, while USDA purchases decreased by about 31 percent; (3) although the dairy inventory has decreased, USDA now has a larger quantity of older dairy products on hand; and (4) USDA claims that spoilage is minimal, but the condition of the products is uncertain because USDA has not reinspected many of the stored commodities since they were purchased.

Sep 16, 2020

Sep 14, 2020

Aug 10, 2020

May 7, 2020

Apr 13, 2020

Dec 23, 2019

Dec 6, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

Oct 28, 2019

Sep 9, 2019

Looking for more? Browse all our products here