USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Lamb Meat Adjustment Assistance Program (LMAAP) is a 4-year program started in 2000 to help stabilize the lamb market. The $67.7 million program helps producers compete with foreign competitors in the marketplace. The program was authorized by Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, as amended. Program Timeline
The program has four program years:
- Year 1 - July 22, 1999, through September 30, 2000;
- Year 2 - August 1, 2000, through July 31, 2001;
- Year 3 - August 1, 2001, through July 31, 2002;
- Year 4 - August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003.
Each program year has various types of payments and eligibility requirements. Funds not used during one year are carried into the following years.
The Farm Service Agency division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture carries detailed information about the Lamb Meat Adjustment Assistance Program at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp/psd/lamb.htm Industry Correspondence Regarding LMAAP Program: February, 2003 - LMAAP Extension Request September, 2004 - Ewe Lamb Federal Register Comments