Federal Register Notices
[Federal Register: December 29, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 249)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), approved a petition
for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was filed on November 16, 2005, by a
group of avocado producers in Florida. The certification date is December 29,
2005. Beginning on January 3, 2006, Florida avocado producers will be eligible
to apply for fiscal year 2006 benefits during an application period ending April
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon
investigation, the Administrator determined that
increased imports of avocados contributed
importantly to a decline in producer prices of
avocados in Florida by 36.1 percent during June
2004 through May 2005, when compared with the
previous 5-year average.
Eligible producers must apply to the Farm Service Agency for
benefits. After submitting completed
applications, producers shall receive technical
assistance provided by the Extension Service at
no cost and may receive an adjustment assistance
payment, if certain program criteria are
satisfied. Applicants must obtain the technical
assistance from the Extension Service by
September 29, 2005, in order to be eligible for
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
Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA, Contact: Farm
Service Agency service centers in Florida.
For General Information about TAA, Contact: Jean-Louis Pajot,
Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for
Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, e-mail:
Dated: December 16, 2005.
W. Kirk Miller,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.