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This document presents selected results of GAO�s Web-based survey of food stamp administrators in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. We conducted this survey to learn about state-level use of the food stamp options made available under the Farm Bill.
Annually, over a billion tons of soil erodes from the nation's cropland, and thousands of other acres, including wetlands, are converted to new cropland. Soil erosion reduces the land's productivity and impairs water quality; drained wetlands reduce flood control.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the state agriculture and health departments spent about $1.3 billion in fiscal year 1999. FSIS and FDA spent about $1 billion, and the states reported spending about $300 million.
GAO commented on whether the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) was legally obligated to compensate Colorado sugar beet growers who were not paid in accordance with price-support agreements for the 1984 crop.