NLPES Library—Agriculture and Rural Development


Issues Covered by This Site

This section of the NLPES Audit Report Library will includes audit reports about agriculture, rural development, rural communities, food safety, farming and other related issues.

Instructions for Using the Report Library

To access any report listed below, go to the legislative program evaluation or performance audit agency's website. A link to the agency is provided at the end of each report citation. If you cannot locate the report, contact Brenda Erickson or the NLPES key contact for that office.

2018 Reports

  • "Department of Agriculture: Evaluating the Animal Facilities Inspections Program" (December 2018), R-18-013, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit;
  • "Pesticide Program, Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division" (May 2018), 791-0215-17, Michigan Office of the Auditor General;
  • Modern Day Role of Agriculture Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service (March 2018), #18-02, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee;

2019 Reports

  • A Study of Pennsylvania’s Dairy Industry (September 2019), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee;

2020 Reports

  • California Department of Food and Agriculture: Poor Management Threatens the Success of the Pet Lover’s Specialized License Plate Program (March 2020), Report 2019-121, California State Auditor’s Office;
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture: Evaluating the Economic Impact of Hemp Production in Kansas (September 2020), R-20-009, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; 
  • Follow up Audit: Reviewing Agencies’ Implementation of Selected Performance Audit Recommendations (November 2020), R-20-014, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit;