The farm bill remains a top priority for the American Sheep Industry Association. With the mid-term elections in the past, Senior Policy and Information Director Chase Adams says its time get the bill done. “This is the strongest farm bill the livestock industry has seen in 20-30 years. Right now, our farmers and ranchers need that certainty,” says Adams. There are several provisions in the new farm bill that would benefit livestock producers. “It includes funding for a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, as well as minor species pharmaceutical development. Also, there is the Wool Promotion and Trust Program that allows us to reach consumers with American wool.”
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