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The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has reauthorized the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program

The recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 reauthorized and modified the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) program. TAAF cash benefits and technical assistance can help eligible farmers and fishermen adjust to a changing economic environment associated with import competition.  You may be eligible under TAAF to receive technical training and cash payments to develop and implement business adjustment plans if you are the producer of a commodity that has recently suffered a decrease in

  • the national average price, or;
  • the quantity of production, or;
  • value of production, or;
  • cash receipts for the agricultural commodity you produce compared to the average of the 3 preceding marketing years; and
  • this decrease can be attributed importantly to an increase in imports.

Regulations to govern this program are being developed and the program is not yet open to petitions/applications for benefits. Continue to monitor this site for program availability updates. Click on links below for a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and contact information for the TAAF office.  Other useful information will soon be posted.

We will answer any question you have concerning the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers program.  Please contact the Trade Adjustment Assistance Office at trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov.


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