Thursday, September 13, 2012
GAO Report Released: USDA and SBA Could Do More to Help Aquaculture and Nursery Producers
Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report, titled USDA and SBA Could Do More to Help Aquaculture and Nursery Producers GAO-12-844 (Sept. 11, 2012). This 44 page report, available here, was conducted by the GAO due to the fact that farmers and other agricultural producers are being exposed to more and more natural disasters every year. The GAO's final recommendation included "that USDA and SBA [Small Business Administration] target outreach to small aquaculture and nursery producers, for example, by building on existing outreach, and develop a strategy to formally collaborate on disaster assistance for such producers."