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Montana Ag Network: Monday, December 9

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 17:07:29-05

Lane Nordlund talked with rancher Brad Boner of Glenrock, Wyoming. Boner serves as the secretary/treasurer of the American Sheep Industry Association.

Boner discusses issues impacting the wool and lamb business ranging from trade, regulations and guest agricultural worker reform.




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The ranchers raise sheep for meat and for wool. The convention brings them together to talk about the issues: predators, fiber and product development, and government regulations.

"Government regulations, I don't think it's any more of a challenge for us than any other industry," said David McEwen, past president of the association. "We have to address it. You can not, not address it because it'll eat you. The predator issue has always been a challenge. And market share, if you're not progressing, you're losing. It's just something that you always have to keep going."