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County Committee Nomination Period Begins


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began June 15.

To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an FSA administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where they are nominated.

Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-669A nomination form.

The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at 2016 nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1.

FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 7. Ballots must be returned to the local county office via mail or in person by Dec. 5. Newly-elected committee members and alternates will take office on Jan. 1, 2017.


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