American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program
FAS should immediately return the $65.1 million in unobligated FY 2009 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) Program funds to the Treasury.
FAS should review the financial accounts for FY 2010 and FY 2011 TAAF Program operations and determine whether unneeded funds still remain on the financial records. If so, FAS should return any unneeded funds to the Treasury.
If the TAAF Program is funded after FY 2013, FAS should perform an analysis at the end of each fiscal year, identify all unobligated funds, and return all excess funds to the Treasury.
If the TAAF Program is funded after FY 2013, develop and implement procedures that require a complete review and analysis of all documentation submitted by producer groups prior to granting price pre-certification approval.
If the TAAF Program is funded after FY 2013, require FSA to conduct spot checks of sampled participants that were granted eligibility under the price pre-certification approval to ensure their records support a decline in prices.