Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today accepted and began a review of a petition for trade adjustment assistance filed under the Fiscal Year 2011 program by the Maine State Pomological Society on behalf of apple producers in Maine. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether increasing imports of apples contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decrease in the average annual price of apples compared to the average of the three preceding marketing years. If the determination is affirmative, producers who produce and market apples in Maine will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for free technical assistance and cash benefits.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program Staff, FAS, USDA by phone: (202) 720-0638 or (202) 690-0633; or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the TAA for Farmers' Web site: www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa.Start Signature
Dated: July 30, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-19794 Filed 8-11-10; 8:45 am]
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