Federal Register Notices
Register: May 4, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 85)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of public hearings.
The Administrator today accepted a petition,
and began review of a
petition, for trade adjustment assistance by the
Association on behalf of prune producers in
California. A public
hearing to review the merits of the petition
will be held via
teleconference on May 6, 2010, at 3 p.m. Eastern
Time to receive oral
comments associated with this petition.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administrator
will determine within 40 days whether or not
increasing imports of prune juice contributed
importantly to a greater than 15 percent
decrease in the national average price of prunes
compared to the average of the three preceding
marketing years. The petition maintains that
California prune producers have suffered a
greater than 15 percent decrease in the national
average price due primarily to U.S. imports of
prune juice (primarily in the form of prune
juice concentrate) and, to a smaller degree,
dried prunes. If a determination is affirmative,
producers who produce and market prunes in
California will be eligible to apply to the Farm
Service Agency for cash benefits and technical
assistance at no cost.
Persons who wish to listen or speak at the
hearing must register with the TAA Coordinator
at (202) 720-0638 or (202) 690-0633, at least 24
hours before the hearing. Presenters will be
allotted time to speak via telephone and must
dial 1 (800) 867-6144. When prompted for your
conference code, please enter 4843 on your
telephone keypad. Speakers should also submit a
written summary of their remarks for the record
by faxing them to (202) 720-0876.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade
Adjustment Assistance Staff, FAS, USDA, at (202)
720-0638, or by e-mail at:
program information can be
obtained at the Web site for the Trade
Adjustment Assistance for Farmers program. The URL is
Dated: April 28, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-10439 Filed 5-3-10; 8:45 am]
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