FSA Encourages Farmers And Ranchers To Vote In County Committee Elections
November 27, 2019 | View PDF
The 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections began on November 4, when ballots were mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices, or to be postmarked, is December 2, 2019.
County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws.
To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A person who is not of legal voting age but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm, may also be eligible to vote.
Eligible voters in local administrative area #3 (the eastern third of McKenzie County), who do not receive a ballot, can obtain one from their local USDA Service Center.
Newly elected committee members will take office January 1, 2020.
Meet the candidate(s) in this year’s election:
Guy Rolfsrud is nominated in LAA #3, McKenzie County, to serve as a committee member for a 3-year term. Rolfsrud farms near Keene, ND and produces wheat, flax, soybeans, canola, oats and alfalfa.
More information on county committees, such as the new 2019 fact sheet, can be found on the FSA website at fsa.usda.gov/elections or at a local USDA Service Center.