September 29, 2006
September 29, 2006 - On Tuesday, 26 members of the U.S. House of Representatives delivered a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns sharing their strong support for the establishment of a Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb (LRP-Lamb) pilot program.
"Price risk is a very significant economic issue for American lamb producers. However, unlike the rest of the livestock sector, there are no price-risk management tools available to the sheep industry," read the letter.
The following 25 representatives joined William Thomas (R-Calif.) in the letter asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve the proposed LRP-Lamb pilot program: Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.), Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), John Doolittle (R-Calif.), Wally Herger (R-Calif.), Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Richard Pombo (R-Calif.), George Radanovich (R-Calif.), Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.), John Salazar (D-Colo.), Butch Otter (R-Idaho), Michael Simpson (R-Idaho), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Dennis Rehberg (R-Mont.), Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Stephanie Herseth (D-S.D.), Henry Bonilla (R-Texas), K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas), Chet Edwards (D-Texas), Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Chris Cannon (R-Utah) Jim Matheson (D-Utah), and Barbara Cubin (R-Wyo.). Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33