FSA County Committee (COC) Voting to Begin November 5Posted on Oct 23, 2012
"I urge all eligible farmers and producers, especially minorities and women, to get involved in their communities by voting in this year's 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.
Source: Press release courtesy of USDA Farm Service Agency