April 30, 2004
April 30, 2004 -- U.S. sheep industry leaders from around the nation gathered in Washington, D.C., this week for the American Sheep Industry Association?s annual spring trip and lamb barbecue.
The leaders took to the hill on Thursday, April 29, where they met with their congressional leaders. Just a few of the topics discussed included the retained ewe-lamb program extension and grazing and trade issues.
Wednedsay evening marked the annual lamb barbecue, which drew a crowd of 175, including congressional staff, several members of Congress and Administration officials.
On Friday, sheep industry leaders visited with U.S. Department of Agriculture officials on such key topics as mandatory price reporting, Wildlife Services, animal identification, trade concerns regarding the export of sheep and sheep products to Mexico, National Sheep Industry Improvement Center funding and animal-health issues.
Watch for extended coverage of the event in the May 7 edition of ASI WEEKLY.
Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33