The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson announced Nov. 7 that the 2011 FSA county committee elections have begun, with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to the local Farm Service Agency offices is Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Ballots returned by mail must also be postmarked no later than Dec. 5. . . .