Thursday, February 19, 2009

Don't forget to vote

It's still possibe to vote in the referendum for the American Lamb Checkoff. The referendum is being conducted from February 2-27 at local county USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices.

Ballots may be requested in person, by fax, or mail from the county FSA offices and via the internet at

Any person who was or is a lamb (sheep) producer, feeder, first handler, exporter, or authorized representative engaged in the production, feeding, exportation, or slaughter of lambs during the period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 is eligible to vote.

Ballots must be returned in person, by fax, or by mail to the appropriate county FSA office. More information about the referendum, including a sample ballot, is available at or (866) 327-5262.

Your vote will help determine whether or not the checkoff is continued.