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Wilson County committee nominations being accepted




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Wilson County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Stephen Svacina announced that county committee election nominations are being accepted until Wednesday, Aug. 1.

According to a June 13 press release, elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on Farm Service Agency disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations that represent minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. Nominees must participate in a program administered by Farm Service Agency, be eligible to vote in a county committee election, and reside in the local administrative area (LAA) in which the person is a candidate. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections are available online at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

County committees are comprised of three to five members elected by local producers. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1.

For more information about county committees, contact the Wilson County Farm Service Agency office at 830-393-3411 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.
 

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