USDA Announces Modification of Regulations of NSIIC
June 6, 2014

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published in the Federal Register the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC); Interim rule and request for comments.

As provided in the 2014 Farm Bill, AMS is amending the sheep center regulations by redesignating the statutory authority from the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to the Agricultural Marketing Act, amending the definition of the act to make it consistent with the redesignated statutory authority and amending the regulations by increasing the administrative cap for the use of the funds from 3 percent to 10 percent.

The interim rule was effective June 4 and comments received by July 3 will be considered. The Federal Register posting is available at