Sheep Promotion, Research, and Information Act Law and Legal Definition

The Sheep Promotion, Research, and Information Act (“Act”) is a federal legislation that provides for maintenance and expansion of existing markets for sheep. It was established pursuant to 7 USCS §§ 7101. It also provides for the development of new markets for sheep and sheep products which are vital to the welfare of sheep producers and persons concerned with marketing, using, and producing sheep and sheep products, as well as to the general economy of the U.S. The Act also ensures the ready availability and efficient marketing of sheep and sheep products.

The Act promotes in conducting sheep and sheep product promotion, research, and industry and consumer education programs that are invaluable to the efforts of promoting the consumption of sheep and sheep products. The Act also provides for cooperative development, financing, and implementation of a coordinated national program of sheep and sheep product promotion, research, consumer information, education, and industry information that are necessary to maintain and expand existing markets and develop new markets for sheep and sheep products.

The following are the purposes of the Act:

1. Strengthening the position of the sheep and sheep product industry in the marketplace;

2. Maintaining and expanding existing domestic and foreign markets and uses for sheep and sheep products; and

3. Developing new markets and uses for sheep and sheep products.