Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has certified a petition (No. 2010001) for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) for catfish that was filed by the Catfish Farmers of America and accepted for review by USDA on May 3, 2010. Individual producers, nationwide, will be eligible to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 benefits during an application period ending September 23, 2010.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
All petitions were analyzed by USDA's Economic Research Service and reviewed by the TAA for Farmers Review Committee, comprised of representatives from USDA's Office of Start Printed Page 41432the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service. Upon a review, the Administrator (FAS) determined that increased imports of catfish during January-December 2009 contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decline in the value of production in 2009, compared to the previous 3-year average. This conforms to the eligibility requirements stipulated in Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210).
Individual catfish producers, nationwide, interested in applying for technical training and cash benefits must complete and submit a written application to their local Farm Service Agency Service Center by the application deadline of September 23, 2010. After submitting a completed application, producers may receive technical assistance at no cost and may receive cash benefits, if the applicable program eligibility requirements are satisfied. Applicants must complete the technical assistance under the program in order to be eligible for cash benefits.
Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA for Farmers' Program Should Contact: USDA, Farm Service Agency (at your local service center).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720-0638, or (202) 690-0633; or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the TAA for Farmers' Web site: http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa.Start Signature
Dated: July 8, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-17348 Filed 7-15-10; 8:45 am]
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