FSA committee nominations begin Sunday

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

The nomination period for Farm Service Agency county committees begins Sunday.

The county committees serve as a link between farm communities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Committees consist of three to 11 members.

To be eligible to serve on a county committee, nominees must participate or cooperate in a program administered by the FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the administrative area where they were nominated.

Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others, and organizations representing minorities and women may also nominate candidates.