Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, 7225 [05-2718]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 28 / Friday, February 11, 2005 / Notices clarification process of organic winemaking; (2) the calculation of percent organic ingredients for the manufacture of organic tea; (3) the status of bitter orange as a natural processing aid used in or on organic processed products; and (4) the organic certification of retail food establishments. The Materials Committee will discuss plans for identifying and prioritizing substances for sunset review. The committee will present recommended action plans for (1) establishing internal procedures for NOSB sunset review of substances on the National List; (2) determining synthetic vs. non-synthetic substances; and (3) determining the impact of various extraction methods on substances reviewed by the NOSB for placement on the National List. The committee will also recommend, for NOSB consideration, the revised material review procedures developed by the NOP and Materials Committee. The Crops Committee will discuss priorities for the sunset review of substances used in organic crop production. It will also discuss the development of draft hydroponic production standards. The Crops Committee will submit, for NOSB consideration, draft guidance regarding the use of compost and compost tea and the use of waxed boxes used for organic production. The committee will submit revisions to the ‘‘natural resource’’ sections of the NOSB organic farm plan, to better address biodiversity and natural resource preservation requirements. The committee will also submit guidance on the assessment of commercial availability and equivalent varieties of organic seeds. Materials to be reviewed at the meeting by the NOSB are as follows: for Crop Production: Soy Protein Isolate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, and Ferric Phosphate. For further information, see https:// www.ams.usda.gov/nop. Copies of the NOSB meeting agenda can be requested from Ms. Francine Torres by telephone at (202) 720–3252; or by accessing the NOP Web site at https:// www.ams.usda.gov/nop. The meeting is open to the public. The NOSB has scheduled time for public input on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Thursday, March 3, 2005, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Individuals and organizations wishing to make an oral presentation at the meeting may forward their request by mail, facsimile, or e-mail to Ms. Francine Torres at addresses listed in ADDRESSES above. While persons wishing to make a presentation may sign up at the door, advance registration will ensure that a person has the VerDate jul<14>2003 17:18 Feb 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 opportunity to speak during the allotted time period and will help the NOSB to better manage the meeting and to accomplish its agenda. Individuals or organizations will be given approximately 5 minutes to present their views. All persons making an oral presentation are requested to provide their comments in writing. Written submissions may contain information other than that presented at the oral presentation. Written comments may also be submitted at the meeting. Persons submitting written comments at the meeting are asked to provide 30 copies. Interested persons may visit the NOSB portion of the NOP Web site https://www.ams.usda.gov/nop to view available documents prior to the meeting. Approximately 6 weeks following the meeting interested persons will be able to visit the NOSB portion of the NOP Web site to view documents from the meeting. Dated: February 8, 2005. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–2731 Filed 2–8–05; 2:41 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P 7225 Dated: February 4, 2005. A. Ellen Terpstra, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 05–2719 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today accepted a petition filed by the Potato Growers of Idaho, Inc., Blackfoot, Idaho, for trade adjustment assistance. The petitioner represents producers of fresh potatoes in Idaho. The petitioner has requested a public hearing to review the merits of the petition, which will be held in Room 5066–S, South Agricultural Building, Washington, DC, on March 2, 2005, at 11 a.m. e.t. The petition maintains that during September 2003 through July 2004, increasing imports of french fries contributed importantly to a decline in domestic fresh potato producer prices by more than 20 percent. To support their contention, the petitioner submitted price data from the Idaho Agricultural Statistics Office. Having accepted this petition, the Administrator has 40 days to determine whether or not producers represented by the petitioner are eligible for trade adjustment assistance. If the determination is positive, they will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for technical assistance at no cost and adjustment assistance payments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today accepted a petition filed by the A. Sam Farm Inc, Dunkirk, New York, for trade adjustment assistance. The petitioner represents a group of cabbage producers in New York. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether or not imports of cabbages contributed importantly to a decline in domestic producer prices of more than 20 percent during the marketing year period beginning January 2003 through December 2003. If the determination is positive, all cabbage producers in New York will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for technical assistance at no cost and for adjustment assistance payments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720–2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720–2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov. Dated: February 4, 2005. A. Ellen Terpstra, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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    The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today 
accepted a petition filed by the Potato Growers of Idaho, Inc., 
Blackfoot, Idaho, for trade adjustment assistance. The petitioner 
represents producers of fresh potatoes in Idaho. The petitioner has 
requested a public hearing to review the merits of the petition, which 
will be held in Room 5066-S, South Agricultural Building, Washington, 
DC, on March 2, 2005, at 11 a.m. e.t.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The petition maintains that during September 
2003 through July 2004, increasing imports of french fries contributed 
importantly to a decline in domestic fresh potato producer prices by 
more than 20 percent. To support their contention, the petitioner 
submitted price data from the Idaho Agricultural Statistics Office. 
Having accepted this petition, the Administrator has 40 days to 
determine whether or not producers represented by the petitioner are 
eligible for trade adjustment assistance. If the determination is 
positive, they will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for 
technical assistance at no cost and adjustment assistance payments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade 
Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, e-mail: 
trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov.

    Dated: February 4, 2005.
A. Ellen Terpstra,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 05-2718 Filed 2-10-05; 8:45 am]
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