TAA for Farmers provides free training to producers of agricultural commodities and to fishermen who have been adversely affected by import competition.
If you believe your commodity has suffered a greater than 15% decline in the national average price, or quantity of production, or value of production, or cash receipts compared to the previous three marketing years; and imports contributed importantly to this decline, contact USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to determine if your commodity qualifies for TAA for Farmers and Fishermen.
Initial overview - provides an introduction to TAA and opportunities to improve production and marketing or evaluate alternative enterprises
Intensive technical assistance - choose from a series of workshops on topics relevant to improving the profitability of the commodity
Initial business plan - write a short description of how you plan to change your business based on what was learned from the workshops to become eligible to receive a maximum $4,000 cash payment
Long-term business adjustment plan - get help developing a business plan outlining how you will implement changes to your business. Completion makes you eligible for a maximum $8,000 cash payment
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