ASI Headed to Washington this MonthThe ASI legislative conference will be held in Washington, D.C.. March 27-29. This year’s conference will kick off with a number of key agency speakers on Tuesday morning followed by time for participants to visit with their congressional members and staff.
Tuesday will conclude with the American lamb reception at Cornerstone Government Affairs. Wednesday will provide more time for hill visits and individual meetings. ASI President Mike Corn, New Mexico wool grower, said at this juncture it’s critical for sheep producers to be engaged.
“We have a real opportunity with this administration and this Congress to rollback regulation and achieve some of the top priorities for the sheep industry,” said Corn. “From withdrawing the waters of the United States rule and BLM Planning 2.0, to support for Wildlife Services’ predator control program and keeping domestic sheep producers on public land allotments, this is an important time to make sure our voices are heard. Not only are these issues being talked about for immediate action; but labor issues, tax reform, trade and Farm Bill priorities are just around the corner, and it’s important to keep the pressure on.”
For more information on legislative conference, or to attend, go to SheepUSA.org or call the ASI office at 303-771-3500.