This proposed rule would amend the Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order) to increase the assessment rate on all live ovine animals sold from $.005 per pound to $.007 per pound for producers, feeders, and seedstock producers, and from $.30 per head of ovine animals purchased for slaughter to $.42 per head for first handlers. The increase is provided for under the Order, which is authorized by the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (Act). The American Lamb Board (Board), which administers the Order, recommended this action to maintain and expand their promotional, research, advertising, and communications programs.
Agency Contact: Emily DeBord, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Marketing Programs Division, on 202/720-1115, fax 202/720- 1125, or by email at email@example.com.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on August 13, 2012.