May 9, 2008
May 9, 2008 - The American Sheep Industry Association joined 227 other organizations in strongly urging the U.S. House of Representatives to vote in favor of the new Farm Bill being sent forward by the conference committee.
The signators recognize that this is by no means a perfect piece of legislation; however, it is a carefully balanced compromise of policy priorities that has broad support among organizations representing the nation's agriculture, conservation and nutrition interests.
"Our organizations applaud the strong bipartisan leadership demonstrated in Congress to authorize and approve a strong new five-year Farm Bill. Sound policy and long-term certainty are absolutely essential to everyone served by the Farm Bill, and the final conference report provides both," the groups stated in the letter.
"We urge you to support communities across America - rural, urban and suburban - by voting in favor of the 2008 Farm Bill Conference Report. Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33