FSA urges participation in committee elections
Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Michael R. Sullivan announced today that the 2010 FSA county committee elections will begin tomorrow, Nov. 5, with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 6, 2010.
“All eligible farmers and ranchers can make a difference by voting in this year’s county committee elections,” said Sullivan. “County committee members will provide input and make important decisions on the local administration of new disaster and conservation programs under the 2008 Farm Bill. I particularly encourage minority and women producers to get involved so that county committees fairly represent the producers of a county or multi-county jurisdiction.”