Nov 03, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – USDA announced today that beginning next Monday, November 7, eligible U.S. farmers will be mailed ballots for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee.
Voting eligibility is limited to producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program. Eligible producers that do not receive a ballot by mail are encouraged to pick one up at their local FSA office.
FSA Administrator Val Dolcini said FSA County Committee members play a vital role in local agricultural decisions, including decisions on commodity support programs, disaster programs, and emergency programs. He added, “It is a valued partnership that helps us better understand the needs of the farmers and ranchers we serve.”
USA Rice encourages producers to participate in their FSA County Committee elections by completing and returning their ballots by the postmarked deadline of December 5.