Final Call for D.C. Participation
April 11, 2014

Plans for the annual spring trip to Washington, D.C., continue to progress. Members of the American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) Legislative Action Council, along with member-state sheep association leaders, will meet in Washington May 5-7.

Producers interested in participating in this event should contact their state association or Peter Orwick at the ASI office at porwick@sheepusa.org by April 15.

The purpose of the visit is to deliver the sheep industry's message to the nation's capital and coordinate updates on wool, lamb, trade, sheep disease and protection programs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Visits with federal policy makers regarding legislation and meetings with agriculture and land management agencies about programs that affect the business of sheep producers in this country are being planned.

An industry reception will be held on Wed., May 7, at the offices of Cornerstone Government Affairs for Hill and agency personnel.