ARS solicits stakeholder input regarding USSES

USDA-ARS will hold virtual listening sessions on the research activities of USSES.

In a July 31 Federal Register notice, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced two virtual listening sessions on the research activities conducted at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station (USSES) in Dubois, Ida.

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), which oversees the station, the listening sessions on Aug. 6 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) and Aug. 7 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) to collect stakeholder input.

Pre-registration and call-in instructions are available at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/07/31/2014-18027/solicitation-of-input-from-stakeholders-regarding-the-us-sheep-experiment-station-in-dubois-idaho

Stakeholders can also submit comments — not otherwise presented or submitted for the record at the virtual listening sessions — by close of business Aug. 14 to: Agricultural Research Service, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 302A, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250, or via email at [email protected].

The virtual listening sessions will be held so that any interested ARS stakeholders and/or any interested parties, can offer support, concerns or opinions on the research activities conducted at USSES. ARS plans to consider stakeholder input received from this meeting as well as other written comments and stakeholder input in developing an appropriate course of action for USSES.

These virtual listening sessions are open to the public and any interested individuals wishing to attend.

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