Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program, GAO-03-295R, B-291662, November 19, 2002
B-291662: Nov 19, 2002
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Agriculture. It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule on October 21. These payments provide income support to producers of eligible commodities and are based on historically based acreage and yields and do not depend on the current production choices of the farmer. 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. COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION ENTITLED "DIRECT AND COUNTER-CYCLICAL PROGRAM" (RIN: 0560-AG71) (i) Cost-benefit analysis Direct payments are projected to total $3.8 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2003 and rise to $5.2 billion in FY 2004 and each of the subsequent fiscal years until the legislation expires with the 2007 crops.