Archive for Thursday, July 2, 2009

Farm Service Agency gets ready to nominate new committee members

July 2, 2009

Farmer and rancher candidate nominations will be accepted through Aug. 3 for local Farm Service Agency county committees. Elections take place this fall.

To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area (LAA) in which the person is a candidate.

Producers may also nominate themselves, and organizations representing minority and women can nominate candidates. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available online at fsa.usda.gov; click on Newsroom, then County Committee Elections. Form FSA-669A can also be obtained at the local FSA county office.

FSA county committee members make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Committee members serve three-year terms.

Newly elected committee members and alternates take office Jan. 1, 2010.

For more information on FSA County Committee nominations, contact your local USDA Service Center.

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