|FSA County Committee nominations start Mon.|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 15 June 2013 08:15|
COLUMBUS - The acting state executive director for Ohio's Farm Service Agency, David Drake, announced candidate nominations begin Monday for local FSA county committees. FSA is accepting nomination forms for eligible candidates to serve on the local FSA County Committees.
The nomination period ends Aug. 1.
"I urge all farmers and landowners to participate in this year's county committee elections by nominating candidates by the Aug. 1 deadline," Drake said. "County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provide a voice to landowners and farmers so that they have an opportunity for their opinions and ideas to be heard."
FSA County Committees have an important role in the decision making process for commodity price support loans and payments, conservation and disaster programs and other important agricultural issues in their farming community.
Almost anyone participating or cooperating in a local FSA program may be a candidate. Individuals may nominate themselves or others.
All nomination forms must be received in the County FSA office or postmarked by Aug. 1. The nomination form is available at local FSA offices and online. Voting is between Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.
A producer is eligible to be a County FSA Committee member if the producer lives in the Local Administrative Areas up for election, participates or cooperates in a program administered by FSA and is an eligible voter.
Additional information about eligibility to hold office may be obtained at your local FSA office.
For information, visit a local FSA office or online at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
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