August 13, 2004
August 13, 2004 -- Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, joined Congressman Michael Oxley (R-OH) in visiting the Richland Country Ohio Fair this week. American Sheep Industry Association President and Ohio sheep producer Guy Flora had the opportunity to visit with Goodlatte and complimented him on his leadership and support of U.S. agriculture, particularly of the sheep industry.
"The sheep industry is very supportive of addressing the USDA quality grading of foreign lamb carcasses due to the problems this current practice creates," acknowledged Flora to Chairman Goodlatte. "Working with the Agriculture Committee on this issue is important to the industry."
Flora also addressed the issue of the Mandatory Price Reporting system expiring on Oct. 1 of this year and encouraged the continuation of the program to alleviate any serious price consequences for U.S. sheep producers.