Federal Register Notices
[Federal Register: April 6, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 66)]
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.
On March 22, 2007, the Administrator,
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), denied a
petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA)
that was filed on February 16, 2007, by the
Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association
and the Burley Stabilization Corporation,
representing burley tobacco producers in
Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina,
West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon investigation,
the Administrator determined the predominant
reason for the decline in the burley tobacco
price was the termination of the Tobacco Buyout
Program in 2005, and that imports did not
contribute importantly to the decline in price.
Therefore, the burley tobacco petition did not
meet the statutory requirement that imports
contributed importantly to a decline in producer
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jean-Louis
Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance
for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, e-mail:
Dated: March 23, 2007.
W. Kirk Miller,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service