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Integration of Trade Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

Part E-300 – TAA for Farmers

E-300.1

Trade

Adjustment

Assistance for

Farmers

Eligibility

The Trade Act created a separate program for farmers. The

program also assists shrimpers and fishermen.

Eligibility determinations for TAA for farmers are the

responsibility of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The county

farm service agents, working where the farmers reside, perform the

actual determinations.

Farmers certified under the program are eligible for the same basic

reemployment services and training that other Trade-certified

customers receive. However, farmers are not eligible for job search

or relocation allowances, weekly TRA, HCTC, or ATAA. Because

farmers are not eligible for TRA, waivers of the training

requirement are not appropriate. Also, there is no “Waiver in

Training Deadline Date” or “Training Application Deadline Date.”

Just as with any Trade customer, TAA-approved training must

adhere to all of the TAA approval criteria.

Note: Additional information is provided in Technical

Assistance Bulletin #83, issued November 23, 2004, and titled

Trade Adjustment Assistance Services Available to Farmers

through Texas Workforce Centers.” Technical Assistance

Bulletin #83 is available through the TWC Web site at:

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/boards/tabull/tabull.html.

Part E: Additional Trade Programs May 2006 Page E-5

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