INDIANA SHEEP AND WOOL CHECKOFF ASSESSMENT TO BEGIN DEC. 1

 JENNIFER STEWART

 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Sheep and wool purchased by handlers in Indiana will begin assessment for the state check-off program starting Dec. 1 to fund the state’s newly created Sheep and Wool Market Development Program.

The program was first proposed in July 2012 when a petition was delivered to Purdue University’s Office of the Dean of Agriculture with signatures from nearly 6 percent of the state’s known sheep producers. The Office of Agricultural Research at Purdue, or ARP, administered the petition, registration and referendum process, which led to the establishment of the check-off on June 20.

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