[Federal Register: February 25, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 37)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service
(FAS), today accepted a petition filed by a group of Concord grape producers in
Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio for trade adjustment assistance. A
public hearing to review the merits of the petition will be held in Room 5066-S, South Agricultural Building, Washington, DC, on March 3, 2005, at 11 a.m. e.t.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The petition maintains
that increasing imports of grape juice contributed importantly to a decline in
the average purchase price for Concord grapes offered by domestic juice
processors in the most recent marketing year. The producers have submitted the
price sheets of grape juice processors serving the region to support their
petition. Having accepted this petition, the Administrator has 40 days to
determine whether or not Concord grape producers in Pennsylvania, New York, and
Ohio are eligible for trade adjustment assistance. If the determination is
positive, they will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for
technical assistance at no cost and adjustment assistance payments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dated: February 16, 2005.
A. Ellen Terpstra,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.