Department of Agriculture March 1, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program
Document Number: 2010-4111
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the 2010 Farmers' Market Promotion Program (FMPP)
Document Number: 2010-4056
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces funding of approximately $5 million in competitive grant funds for fiscal year (FY) 2010 to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Examples of direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities include new farmers' markets, roadside stands, community supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities, and other direct producer-to- consumer infrastructures. AMS hereby requests proposals from eligible entities from the following categories: an agricultural cooperative or a producer network or association, local governments, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers' market authorities, and Tribal governments. The minimum award per grant is $2,500 and the maximum award per grant is $100,000. No matching funds are required.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-3984
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This interim rule immediately implements the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers program as reauthorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and provides for the opening of a 30-day comment period. The ARRA modified the TAA for Farmers program as established by Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002, which amended the Trade Act of 1974. The rule establishes the procedures by which producers of raw agricultural commodities can petition for certification, apply for technical assistance, and receive cash benefits for the development and implementation of approved business adjustment plans. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is issuing this interim rule and providing for the opening of an interim rule comment period to ensure that an adequate opportunity to comment is provided all interested parties. After closure of the interim rule comment period and after consideration is provided to all comments received during the interim rule comment period, this rule will be adopted as final with or without change by publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Southwest Idaho Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-3983
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, as amended, (Pub. L. 110-343), the Boise, Payette, and Sawtooth National Forests' Southwest Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will conduct a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public.