Report Confirms Broad Benefits of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program

Last week, the Southern Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC) within the University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture issued a short report regarding the Center’s involvement in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) program.  From 2010 through 2013, the USDA and twenty-one (21) land grant universities collaborated to develop and deliver technical training through the […]

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Shrimp Industry Congratulates Texas Sea Grant Team Winners of 2012 Superior Service Award

On January 8th, nine Texas Sea Grant College Program outreach professionals were presented with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 2012 Superior Service Award in the team category.  The team was given the Superior Service Award in honor of their work with the shrimp fishing industry to implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) […]

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GAO Report Confirms Improvements in the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program

In December of 2006, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report following a review of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) administration of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) program. The GAO’s 2006 report found significant flaws in the TAAF program existing at the time, concluding that “the criteria for [TAAF] program eligibility were difficult for many […]

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SSA Thanks Senator Nelson

Dear Senator Nelson: On behalf of the nearly five thousand US shrimpers that have recently participated in the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) program and the thousands more that hope to participate in the future, please accept our deep appreciation for your extraordinary efforts on their behalf before the Senate Finance Committee last week.   It is clear that […]

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TAA Final Deadline for FY2011 Applications is Dec 23, 2010

For shrimpers that are not participating in the FY2010 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) program, the deadline for applications for the FY2011 TAAF program is tomorrow, December 23, 2010. We have been reminded that late applications will not be accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Applications for TAAF (Form FSA-229-1) can be downloaded from the website www.taaforfarmers.org […]

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Trade Adjustment Assistance

In 2010, the Southern Shrimp Alliance successfully petitioned for shrimp harvested in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) to be considered an eligible commodity for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers program in FY2010.  Shrimp was one of only three agricultural commodity products approved for the program in […]

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Enhancing the Industry

Trade Adjustment Assistance Creating New Markets for U.S. Shrimp Confronting Barriers to Business Facilitating Communication Membership The Southern Shrimp Alliance works on a variety of other national issues in an effort improve the environment in which the U.S. shrimp industry conducts its business.  Throughout 2009, the SSA represented the business needs of commercial fishermen and businesses before elected officials and […]

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