Shrimper Training Sessions Scheduled
The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Sea Grant
program recently completed a series of 10 training workshops
across the state for shrimp producers who qualified for cash
payments under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.
Now it’s offering more training sessions
to shrimp producers who may not have been able to attend one
of those workshops. The workshops are required for producers
to become fully qualified for the financial assistance provided
by the TAA program. Producers who applied with the Farm Service
Agency by the April 11, 2005 deadline and were subsequently
approved are eligible for the training.
If an eligible producer still needs to attend
training, he or she should contact one of the following agents
to schedule a workshop:
Training will be available only for producers
who applied and were approved by FSA. Producers who did not
apply or were not approved will have opportunities to take
training next year if and when the TAA program is re-certified.