U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois, Idaho

Department Will NOT Close Sheep Station in FY2015
December 18, 2014 -- Department Response to Hi-Line Wool Pool Letter
Open Letter -- Hi-Line Wool Pool to Secretary Vilsack

Comments to USDA Pertaining to U.S. Sheep Experiment Station

ASI Comments - Presented by Mike Corn, ASI Secretary/Treasurer

USSES Talking Points - Describes Accomplishments and Endeavors, Fiscal Stability, Scientific Critical Mass and Legal Challenge Concerns

November 10, 2014 - Idaho Congressional Delegation Letter to Sec. Vilsack

August 13, 2014 - Rep. Steve Daines (Mont.) Request for Comment Period Extension

August 8, 2014 - Wyoming Livestock Board Letter to Secretary Vilsack

August 7, 2014 - Editorial in Idaho Press-Tribune by Harry Soulen, President Idaho Wool Growers Association

July 29, 2014 -
ASI Response to ARS Administrator Letter of July 11, 2014
Attachment to July 29 Letter -
ASI and University of Idaho Strategic Programming Initiative for the USSES

July 11, 2014 - ARS Administrator Response to ASI Letter of June 27, 3014

July 1, 2014 -
Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Join Support to Defend Sheep Station

June 30, 2014 - Idaho Governor Butch Otter's Letter to Western Governors Association

June 27, 2014 - ASI Letter to ARS Administrator
ASI expresses its strong disappointment with the reprogramming request to close the lone USDA research station for sheep production.

June 26, 2014 - Congressional Letter to Rep. Aderholt
Representatives write to express concern that ARS intends to close the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station and that it has submitted a reprogramming request to the subcommittee in order to do so.

June 27, 2014 - Simpson and Walden Move to Stop Closure of Idaho Sheep Research Station

June 17, 2014 - Secretary Vilsack's Letter to Chairman Aderhold Recommending Closure of Dubois Sheep Station
Vilsack informs Ag Subcommittee of decision to redirect appropriated funds away from the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, resulting in its closure.


April 2015 -- Conservation the Idaho Way
Coalition Seeks to Rescue U.S. Sheep Experiment Station From Closure -- By Steve Stuebner

July 7, 2014 - Tri-State Livestock News
Sheep research station faces closure - By Carrie Stadheim, Editor

June 27, 2014 - ASI Weekly Newsletter
Ag Secretary Proposes Closing Sheep Station