Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today accepted a petition, and began a review of a petition, for trade adjustment assistance by the National Asparagus Council on behalf of asparagus producers in California, Michigan, and Washington. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether or not increasing imports of asparagus contributed importantly to a greater than 15 percent decrease in the quantity of production of asparagus compared to the average of the 3 preceding marketing years. If a determination is affirmative, producers who produce and market asparagus in California, Michigan, and Washington, will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for technical assistance at no cost and cash benefits.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Trade Adjustment Assistance Staff, FAS, USDA, at (202) 720-0638, or by e-Start Printed Page 23227mail at: email@example.com. Additional program information can be obtained at the Web site for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers program. The URL is http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa.Start Signature
Dated: April 27, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-10266 Filed 4-30-10; 8:45 am]
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