Combatting International Deforestation Requires Addressing the Destruction of Mangroves by Foreign Shrimp Farming

In comments submitted to the U.S. Department of State, the Southern Shrimp Alliance argued that any effort to develop a strategy for combating international deforestation must address the continuing devastation of mangrove forests around the world caused by shrimp farms. The Southern Shrimp Alliance’s comments were submitted in response to the State Department’s request for stakeholder input on options for […]

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