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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

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Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.



The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has certified a petition (No. 2010005) for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) for shrimp that was filed by the Southern Shrimp Alliance and accepted for review by USDA on May 3, 2010. Individual producers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas will be eligible to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 benefits during an application period ending September 23, 2010.

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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 the Chief Economist, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Marketing Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service. Upon a review, the Administrator (FAS) determined that increased imports of shrimp during January-December 2008 contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decline in the quantity of production in 2008, 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 shrimp producers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas 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).

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720-0638, or (202) 690-0633; or by e-mail:; or visit the TAA for Farmers' Web site:​itp/​taa.

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Dated: July 8, 2010.

John D. Brewer,

Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.

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[FR Doc. 2010-17350 Filed 7-15-10; 8:45 am]