FSA county committee nomination period ending Aug. 1

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   DeWitt County USDA Farm Service Agency executive director Grady Kelley, announced that county committee election nominations began on June 17. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the Aug. 1 deadline. 
   Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues. County committees are comprised of three to 11 members.
   “County Committees are unique to FSA and are instrumental in all aspects of federal farm program implementation at the local level,” Kelley said.
   Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations that represent minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. Nominees must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections are available online at: www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. 
 
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
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