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County committee election news
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia has announced that the deadline to return the Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections ballots to local Farm Service Agency offices is Friday, Jan. 17.
Producers have been instructed to destroy the Farm Service Agency County Committee Election ballots (FSA-669s) mailed on Nov. 4. The new ballots mailed to producers will have the word “corrected” printed on the outside of the mailing, the ballot itself, and the return envelope. Producers must complete and return the corrected FSA-669 to have their vote counted.
Eligible voters who did not receive a ballot can obtain one from their local USDA Service Center. The last day for voters to submit corrected ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers is Jan. 17.
Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office Tuesday, Feb. 18.
To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in a Farm Service Agency program. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm, may also be eligible to vote. Agricultural producers in each county submitted candidate nominations during the nomination period, which ended Aug. 1.
For more information on county committees, visit the local USDA Service Center located at 1106 10th St. (U.S. 181) in Floresville or www.fsa.usda.gov/electionsor.
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