[Federal Register: November 19, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 223)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), certified a petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was filed on September 30, 2003, by the South Carolina Shrimpers' Association, McClellanville, South Carolina. Shrimpers and shrimp farmers in South Carolina are now eligible to apply for program benefits.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon investigation, the Administrator determined that increased imports of farmed shrimp contributed importantly to a decline in the landed prices of shrimp in South Carolina by 29.0 percent during January 2002 through December 2002, when compared with the previous 5-year average.
Shrimpers and shrimp farmers certified as eligible for TAA may apply to the Farm Service Agency for benefits through February 9, 2004. After submitting completed applications, producers shall receive technical assistance provided by the Extension Service at no cost and an adjustment assistance payment, if certain program criteria are met.
Producers of raw agricultural commodities wishing to learn more about TAA and how they may apply should contact the Department of Agriculture at the addresses provided below for General Information.
Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA, Contact: Farm Service Agency service centers in South Carolina.
For General Information About TAA, Contact: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dated: November 7, 2003.
A. Ellen Terpstra
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.