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Last day to postmark ballots is Dec. 3

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The election of agricultural producers to Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees is important to all farmers and ranchers, whether beginning or long-established with large or small operations. It is crucial that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the community and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
County committee members are a critical component of the operations of FSA. They help deliver farm programs at the local level. Farmers and ranchers who serve on county committees help with the decisions necessary to administer the programs in their counties. They work to ensure FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers. County committees provide local input on commodity price support loans and payments, conservation programs; Incentive, indemnity and disaster payments for some commodities and emergency programs and payment eligibility. FSA county committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws. County committee members apply their judgment and knowledge to make local decisions.
Ballots were mailed on Nov. 5, 2012 to eligible producers. The last day to postmark ballots will be Dec. 3, 2012. Ballots will be tallied on Dec. 6, 2012 at the regular meeting. For further information call or visit the local FSA office.