Federal Register Notices
Register: May 4, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 85)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
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 a review of a petition, for
trade adjustment assistance by the Michigan
Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association
on behalf of apple producers in Michigan. A
public hearing to review the merits of the
petition will be held in Room 411-P of Suite
400, Portals Office Building, 1250 Maryland
Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20024 on May 5, 2010,
at 11 a.m. Eastern Time to receive written and
oral comments associated
with this petition.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administrator
will determine within 40 days whether or not
increasing imports of apple juice contributed to
a greater than 15 percent decrease in the
national average price of apples compared to the
average of the 3 preceding marketing years. The
petition maintains that Michigan apple producers
have suffered primarily due to increased imports
of apple juice concentrate. Over 81 percent of
the apple juice consumed in the U.S. is from
imported concentrate. If a determination is
affirmative, producers who produce and market
apples in Michigan will be eligible to apply to
the Farm Service Agency for technical assistance
and cash benefits. Persons who wish to speak at
the hearing must register with the TAA
(202) 720-0638 or (202) 690-0633, at least 24
hours before the hearing. Presenters will be
allotted time to speak and should submit a
written summary of their remarks for the record.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade
Adjustment Assistance Staff, Office of Trade
Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S.
Department Agriculture at (202) 720-0638, or by
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. 2010-10431 Filed 5-3-10; 8:45 am]
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