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FSA County Committee

THIS PAST FRIDAY, THE NORTON COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY COMMITTEE BEGAN SEEKING INTERESTED FARMERS TO SERVE AS CANDIDATES FOR THE LOCAL COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTION TO BE HELD THIS FALL. NOMINATION FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED IN THE FSA COUNTY OFFICES BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON AUGUST 1ST. FARMERS AND RANCHERS CAN NOMINATE THEMSELVES OR ANY OTHER PRODUCER IN LOCAL ADMINISTRATION AREA LAA 3 TO RUN FOR A SEAT ON THE COMMITTEE. THE AREA LAA#3 CONSISTS OF THE WESTERN ONE THIRD OF THE COUNTY. FSA COUNTY COMMITTEES MAKE DECISIONS ON COMMODITY PRICE SUPPORT LOANS, CONSERVATION PROGRAMS, DISASTER PROGRAMS, EMPLOYING COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT AGRICULTURAL ISSUES. TO HOLD OFFICE AS A COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBER, A PERSON MUST MEET THE BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. THE LOCALLY ELECTED COMMITTEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING NATIONAL FARM PROGRAMS FIT THE NEEDS AND SITUATIONS FACED BY LOCAL FARMERS AND RANCHERS AND BRING LOCAL EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE TO USDA’S DAILY DELIVERY OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. NOMINATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FSA COUNTY OFFICE.