China Announces 25 Percent Tariff on Wool and Sheepskins

As trade rhetoric has escalated between the United States and China in recent months, the Chinese government announced on Aug. 3 a new series of tariffs on American goods. Wool and sheepskins are among the 2,493 items included in the top tier, which will incur a 25 percent tariff. A schedule for implementation of the tariffs has yet to be announced.



Washington County Sheep Association Hosting Sheep Tour at Southern Indiana Purdue Ag. Center

The Washington County Sheep Association in cooperation with the Indiana Sheep Association and Purdue Extension is hosting a Sheep Tour at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag. Center (11367 E. Purdue Farm Rd., Dubois, IN 47527) on Saturday, August 25, 2018 beginning with a lunch and fellowship at 12:00 pm and the tour starting at approx. 1:00 pm. Please join us for lunch, education, and fellowship. The tour is free and all sheep producers are encouraged to attend. Dress for the farm and weather. Wagons will be utilized during the tour to move participants from one location to the next. To RSVP or for questions contact Purdue Extension – Washington County by August 16 to or 812-883-4601.