Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New TAA for Farmers Petition Window -- Closes July 16, 2010

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers - USDA FAS is accepting
applications for its Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers
Program, which provides technical assistance and cash benefits to
eligible U.S. producers and fishermen of raw agricultural commodities
whose crops or catch have been adversely affected by imports of like or
directly competitive commodities.

Organization: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Source: USDA FAS web site

Applications Due By: July 16, 2010

Date Released: 05/21/2010

Web site: More information on the Trade Adjustment Assistance for
Farmers Program is at http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa/

An FAQ about the program is at

A May 21, 2010 USDA FAS news release is at

Contact: For more information on the TAA for Farmers Program, contact
the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Staff, Import Policies and
Export Reporting Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign
Agricultural Service, USDA, in Washington, DC, (202) 720-0638, or (202)
690-0633, or by e-mail at

Summary: From the May 21, 2010 USDA FAS news release
Producers of raw agricultural commodities and fishermen who can show,
as a result of increased imports, a greater than 15 percent decrease in
the national average price, the quantity of production, the value of
production, or in cash receipts, compared to the average of the three
preceding marketing years, and that the decline was importantly caused
by an increase in imports during the same time period, may be eligible
to receive free training and cash benefits. The training includes help
in developing business adjustment plans that can serve as a guide for
adjusting a producer's business operations to prevailing economic
conditions. The cash benefit includes up to $12,000 for helping them
implement their business plans.

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