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108 STAT. 4210 PUBLIC LAW 103-407-OCT. 22, 1994 Public Law 103-407 103d Congress An Act Oct 22 1994 "^^ enable producers and feeders of sheep suid importers of sheep and sheep products ' to develop, finance, and carry out a nationally coordinated program for sheep [b. 2500] g^^ sheep product promotion, research, and information, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of ^eep. the United States of America in Congress assembled, Promotion, Research, and SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. of 1994. This Act may be cited as the "Sheep Promotion, Research, 7 USC 7101 note, and Information Act of 1994". 7 USC 7101. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF POLICY. (a) FINDINGS.—Congress finds that— (1) sheep and sheep products are important goods; (2) the production of sheep and sheep products play a significant role in the economy of the United States in that sheep and sheep products are produced throughout the United States and used by millions of people throughout the United States and foreign countries; (3) sheep and sheep products must be high quahty, readily available, handled properly, and marketed efficiently to ensure that consumers have an adequate supply of sheep products; (4) the maintenance and expansion of existing markets and development of new markets for sheep and sheep products 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 United States, and necessary to ensure the ready availability and efficient marketing of sheep and sheep products; (5) there exist established State organizations 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; (6) the cooperative development, financing, and implementation of a coordinated national program of sheep and sheep product promotion, research, consumer information, education, and industry information are necessary to maintain and expand existing markets and develop new markets for sheep and sheep products; and (7) sheep ana sheep products move in interstate and foreign commerce, and sheep and sheep products that do not move in such channels of commerce directly burden or affect interstate commerce in sheep and sheep products.