Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: 2002 Farm Bill--Conservation Reserve Program--Long-Term Policy, GAO-03-785R, B-292300, May 29, 2003
B-292300, May 29, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Agriculture. It was published in the Federal Register as an interim rule on May 8. Enclosed is our assessment of the CCC's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is Robert Robinson. Total CRP outlays are estimated to increase $1.5 billion. While commodity program outlays are estimated to decline about $1.7 billion during FY 2003 through 2012. The additional 2.8 million-acre enrollment is estimated to decrease combined CRP and commodity program outlays by $208 million annually during the 10-year period.