Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today accepted a petition filed by the Texas Shrimp Association, Arkansas Pass, Texas, for trade adjustment assistance. The group represents Texas shrimpers of gulf caught shrimp. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether or not imports of shrimp contributed importantly to a decline in domestic producer prices of 20 percent or more during the marketing period beginning January 2002 and ending December 2002. If the determination is positive, all producers represented by the group will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for technical assistance at no cost and adjustment assistance payments.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Signature
Dated: October 8, 2003.
A. Ellen Terpstra,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 03-26520 Filed 10-20-03; 8:45 am]
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