The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a correction today to the proposed rule to amend the Lamb Promotion, Research and Information Order under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996. The publication of the correction does not change the date that comments are due on the proposed rule.
The correction clarifies that the assessment remittance process described in Examples 1 and 2 are existing procedures that would change under the proposed rule. The current proposed rule incorrectly states that Example 1 would remain the same. AMS is also removing the first paragraph in Example 5 of the Supplementary Information section as it is duplicative.
For more information contact Jason Julian, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, at (202) 731-2149 or Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1966, Congress has authorized industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight to 21 boards. The oversight ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity and is paid for by industry assessments.