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Wilson County committee nomination period begins
Wilson County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Executive Director Stephen Svacina announces that county committee election nominations are being accepted. Farmers, ranchers, and landowners are encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on their local Farm Service Agency county committee by the Thursday, Aug. 1, deadline.
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. County committees are comprised of three to 11 members.
Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations that represent minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. Nominees must participate or cooperate in a program administered by the Farm Service Agency, be eligible to vote in a county committee election, and reside in the local administrative area (LAA3) 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.
Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1.
The Farm Service Agency will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning Monday, Nov. 4. The ballots are due back in the local county office by mail or in person no later than Monday, Dec. 2. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office Wednesday, Jan. 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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