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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

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AGENCY:

Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice.

The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today terminated the certification of a petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was filed by the Olive Growers Council, Visalia, California. California olive producers are no longer eligible for TAA benefits in fiscal year 2006.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Upon investigation, the Administrator determined that U.S. imports of non-green olives (canned black olives) fell by 7 percent. Therefore, imports were no longer a contributing factor for program eligibility—a requirement for TAA program eligibility and therefore insufficient grounds to re-certify this petition.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov.

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Dated: March 6, 2006.

W. Kirk Miller,

Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.

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[FR Doc. E6-4246 Filed 3-23-06; 8:45 am]

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