May 16, 2008
May 16, 2008 - The final tally was 557 supportive organizations. This is the number of national, state and local organizations that signed a letter sent to the members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives urging a favorable vote of the new Farm Bill that was sent forward by the conference committee.
The American Sheep Industry Association signed on to this letter urging members to support communities across America - rural, urban and suburban - by voting in favor of the 2008 Farm Bill Conference Report.
This number is up from 227 signators as reported last week. Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33