Sheep Industry Calls for Modernization of Risk Management Programs

By Andrew Flinn, Brownfield Ag News for America

An American Sheep Industry leader says risk management tools for sheep producers need to be modernized in the next farm bill.

Bob Buchholz, an ASI Executive Board member from Texas, told a House Ag subcommittee Tuesday, that the Wool Marketing Assistance Loan Program operates on a rate established in 2002 and doesn’t reflect modern markets and production expenses.

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