ABSTRACT

Farm Programs: USDA Has Improved Its Completion of Eligibility Compliance Reviews, but Additional Oversight is Needed, Report to the Honorable Charles E. Grassley, President Pro Tempore, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Each crop year, USDA distributes billions of dollars in payments to farmers through programs that, by law, require payment recipients to be actively engaged in farming. These programs provide income support to producers of key crops such as corn, cotton, and soybeans. In September 2013, GAO [Government Accountability Office] found weaknesses in how FSA [Farm Service Agency] implemented regulations to ensure that farmers meet the criteria for being actively engaged and do not receive payments above program limits. GAO recommended that FSA set a plan and time frame for using its tracking system to monitor compliance reviews, which FSA did."

Report Number:
GAO-21-95
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Date:
2020-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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