Sheep industry leaders are making plans for the annual spring trip to Washington, D.C., April 29 through May 1, where producers will visit with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials as well as meet with the land management agency offices at the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.
American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) representatives and state association leaders will once again host the American Lamb Barbeque for congressional and administration representatives on Wed., April 29, in Alexandria, Va.
The purpose of this trip is to visit with federal policy makers regarding rules and regulations and legislation affecting sheep production. Additionally, leaders discuss the national programs of the industry from disease eradication to predator management and American wool marketing.
"This is one of the most important sheep industry meetings of the year with as many as 20 states sending representatives," commented Glen Fisher (Texas), ASI president. "With the large number of new faces in Washington, sheep leaders will be working to educate offices about our industry."
Individuals interested in participating should contact their state association or Peter Orwick at the ASI office at 303-771-3500 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.