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FSA county committee nominations due Aug. 1



Nominations are currently being accepted for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees.

The nomination period opened June 15, and nominations are due to the USDA Service Center in Grangeville by Aug. 1

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 www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

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.

For information, 983-1050 or http://offices.usda.gov.



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