FSA has modified the ballot, making it easily identifiable
and less likely to be overlooked. Ballots returned by mail must
be postmarked no later than Dec. 13, 2016. Newly elected
committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2017.
Nearly 7,700 FSA County Committee members serve FSA offices
nationwide. Each committee has three to 11 elected members who
serve three-year terms of office. One-third of County Committee
seats are up for election each year. County Committee members
apply their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important
decisions on its commodity support, conservation, indemnity,
disaster and emergency programs.
Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be
eligible to vote in the County Committee election. Approximately
1.5 million producers are currently eligible to vote. Farmers
and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of
an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, also may be
eligible to vote.
For more information, visit the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
You may also contact your local USDA service center or FSA
office. Visit http://offices.usda.gov to find an FSA office near
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