The Federal Crop Insurance Program is recognized today as a fundamental component of the U.S food safety net. The program has been increasingly utilized by livestock producers to offer stability during times of uncertainty. The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has historically provided lamb producers with risk management options, but the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) program for Lamb that was previously offered was discontinued due to changes in the marketplace. Nevertheless, recognizing that lamb producers are in need of more risk mitigation tools, a research effort was commissioned by the RMA to explore the feasibility of a viable insurance program for lamb producers.

The approved plan of development includes interactive listening sessions which will provide researchers with the opportunity to listen to the needs and concerns of a diverse group of stakeholders within the lamb production industry. This includes industry leaders and representatives, producers and grower groups, insurance personnel, university researchers, buyers, and any other interested parties within the lamb production sector who may be interested in contributing.

In-Person Sessions
Date Location
December 7
7:00 PM
The Branding Iron
19079 US HWY 85
Belle Fourche SD, 57717
December 9
10:30 AM
Tom Green 4-H Center
3168 US-67
San Angelo, TX 76905
January 12
8:00 AM
2024 American Sheep Industry Association Annual Convention:
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Virtual Sessions
National Virtual Listening Session: December 14 at 5:00 PM MTN
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Kyle Jore
Economist at Watts and Associates, Inc.

Mark Boyd
Economist at Watts and Associates, Inc

Allyssa Avilez
Research Analyst at Watts and Associates, Inc