|Nominations due for FSA county committees|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 27 July 2013 06:27|
WASHINGTON - Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers were recently reminded they have until Aug. 1, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees.
"Please get involved this year and nominate the candidate of your choice or nominate yourself to serve on your local county committee," said Juan M. Garcia, administrator of USDA's FSA, "I especially encourage the nomination of beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as women and minorities. This is your opportunity to have a say in how federal programs are delivered in your county."
FSA county committees help local farmers through their decisions on commodity price support loans, conservation programs and disaster programs, and by working closely with county executive directors.
To be eligible to hold office as a county committee member, individuals must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and live in the local administrative area where they are running. A complete list of eligibility requirements, more information and nomination forms are available at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections
All nominees must sign the nomination form FSA-669A. All nomination forms for the 2013 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 4 and are due back to the local USDA Service Centers on Dec. 2. The newly elected county committee members will take office Jan. 1.
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