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FSA County Committee voting to begin Nov. 5

Farm Service Agency

 

The Kentucky Farm Service Agency says ballots for the 2012 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters on November 5. State FSA Executive Director John McCauley says FSA county committee allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs.

 

USDA

I urge all eligible farmers and producers, especially minorities and women, to get involved in their communities by voting in this years elections, McCauley says.

To be an eligible voter, farmers and producers must participate or cooperate in FSA programs. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm, can also vote. Agricultural producers in each county submitted candidate names during the nomination period held last summer.

Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center. December 3 is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than December 3.

Committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on disaster and conservation payments, establishment of allotments and yields, producer appeals, employing FSA county executive directors and other local issues. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office January 1, 2013.

Contact your local FSA Office for additional information regarding the COC Election Process.I urge all eligible farmers and producers, especially minorities and women, to get involved in their communities by voting in this years elections, McCauley says.

To be an eligible voter, farmers and producers must participate or cooperate in FSA programs. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm, can also vote. Agricultural producers in each county submitted candidate names during the nomination period held last summer.

Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center. December 3 is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than December 3.

Committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on disaster and conservation payments, establishment of allotments and yields, producer appeals, employing FSA county executive directors and other local issues. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office January 1, 2013.

Contact your local FSA Office for additional information regarding the COC Election Process.