Tuesday, November 22, 2011

USDA eliminates January Sheep Report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) is discontinuing or reducing a wide range of agricultural survey programs including the January Sheep (and Goat) Inventory Report -- the only annual report NASS provides for the sheep (and goat) industry. Your help is needed to revive this report.

To ensure the return of the January Sheep (and Goat) Inventory Report, producers, state associations, processors, warehouse-men and all others associated with the sheep (and goat) industry are encouraged to take a moment to send an email to the Joseph Prusacki, NASS statistics division director, Joseph_Prusacki@nass.usda.gov, and to your state NASS director explaining the importance of this report to you and to the industry.

Beyond the NASS sheep inventory report, the industry is not aware of an alternate source for the formulation of inventory reports. Please, take a moment to request every consideration be made to reinstate the annual sheep (and goat) inventory report.

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