Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs, Payment Limitations, and Payment Eligibility
GAO-14-549R: Apr 29, 2014
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) new rule on supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, payment limitations, and payment eligibility. GAO found that (1) the final rule implements specific requirements for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP), Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), Tree Assistance Program (TAP), and general provisions for Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). Although there were similar disaster programs under the 2008 Farm Bill, the authority for those programs has expired; and (2) FSA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.