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Author: Rosellen McCarthy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: companies, promptly, cary, recalls, ensure, fda, safety, actions, needed, usda, food
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2001-04
ISBN-10: 0756709032
ISBN-13: 9780756709037

The USDA coordinates & tracks recalls that involve USDA-regulated meat & poultry products, such as ground beef & chicken. The FDA assists, coordinates, & tracks recalls involving all other foods, such as fruit juices & alfalfa sprouts. This report provides info. on: the no. of food recalls by USDA & FDA since 1984, & of those, the no. assoc. with outbreaks of foodborne illnesses; for recalls assoc. with such outbreaks, the extent to which USDA & FDA identified the cause of the outbreak & how the product became contaminated; the extent to which co's. delayed or did not comply with USDA or FDA r

Author: Lisa Shames
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: centrally, provided, greenbook, programs, certain, accountability, agriculture, internal, control, improve, department
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 2010-03
ISBN-10: 1437924638
ISBN-13: 9781437924633

The Senate report accompanying the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's (USDA) FY 2008 appropriations expressed concern that USDA's Greenbook charges -- the transfer of funds authority USDA used to charge the appropriations accounts of its agencies and staff offices for programs to centrally provide certain services -- had grown excessively. This report identifies the agencies and offices assessed Greenbook charges, the amounts of the charges, and the programs supported by Greenbook charges for FY 1999 through 2009. It also: (1) assesses how USDA selected programs and monitored Greenbook charges; and (

Author: Lisa Shames
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: standing, address, civil, rights, issues, congress, administration, recommendations, agriculture, options, available, new, department
Number of Pages: 22
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437916783
ISBN-13: 9781437916782

For decades, there have been allegations of discrimination in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) programs and workforce. Reports and congressional testimony have described weaknesses in USDA's programs -- in particular, in resolving complaints of discrimination and in providing minorities access to programs. The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 authorized the creation of the position of Assist. Sec. for Civil Rights, giving USDA an executive that could provide leadership for resolving these long-standing problems. This testimony focuses on USDA's efforts to: (1) resolve discrim

Author: Robert E. Robertson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: could, reduce, cost, users, quotas, import, program, changing, method, setting, sugar
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1999-03
ISBN-10: 0788188879
ISBN-13: 9780788188879

In 1998, U.S. consumers used 9.9 million tons of sugar, 16% of which was imported. The amount of sugar imported into the U.S. is determined annually by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), which administers the U.S. sugar program. The U.S. Trade Rep. (USTR), working with USDA, allocates shares of the tariff-rate quota among 40 countries. This report examines USDA's and USTR's administration of the tariff-quota for imported sugar (IS) and its effect on U.S. cane sugar refiners and consumers. Describes and evaluates: USDA's procedures for setting the tariff-quota for IS, and USTR's procedures f

Author: Robert A. Robinson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: soybean, rust, asian, preparation, production, usda, agriculture
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2005-09-01
ISBN-10: 1422301117
ISBN-13: 9781422301111

In late 2004, Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) was discovered in the U.S. in 9 southern states. ASR is a harmful disease that can infect over 90 host plant species, including dry beans & peas. ASR arrived in the U.S. too late in the crop year to have any effect on soybean production in 2004. This report determines: (1) the USDA efforts to develop & implement an ASR surveillance strategy to identify & protect against ASR's entry into the U.S. & to test & verify suspect cases; (2) USDA's strategy for minimizing the effects of ASR in the U.S.; & (3) the progress that USDA, the EPA, & others have made in

Author: Allan I. Mendelowitz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: views, loans, iraq, withheld, critical, councils, loan, guarantees, national, advisory, agricultural
Number of Pages: 434
Published: 2008-05
ISBN-10: 1428988610
ISBN-13: 9781428988613

Examines how the Nat. Advisory Council on Internat. Monetary & Financial Policies (NAC) advised the U.S. Dept. of Ag. (USDA) on its ag. export credit guarantee programs to Iraq, esp. regarding the issue of country risk. Discusses both the history & the process that enabled NAC members to approve over $6 billion in USDA loan & credit guarantee proposals for Iraq despite Iraq¿s poor creditworthiness. Reviews: (1) the major issues debated in NAC regarding USDA¿s ag. loan & credit guarantee proposals for Iraq; (2) the mechanism NAC used to determine a position on USDA¿s proposals; (3) the way i

Author: Lisa Shames
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: achieve, issues, rapid, effective, traceback, disease, implementation, key, system, identification, usda, needs, several, resolve, national
Number of Pages: 162
Published: 2008-10
ISBN-10: 1428987754
ISBN-13: 9781428987753

Livestock production contributed $123 billion to the U.S. economy in 2006. In response to concerns about animal disease outbreaks, the U.S. Dept. of Ag. (USDA) announced in Dec. 2003 that it would implement a nationwide program -- the Nat. Animal Identification System (NAIS) -- to help producers and animal health officials respond quickly and effectively to animal disease events. This report determined: (1) how effectively USDA is implementing NAIS and the key issues identified by livestock industry groups, market operators, state officials, and others; (2) how USDA has distributed coop. agree
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