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02-05-14 Logan County FSA Announces County Committee Election Results…

Posted by Brian Allmer on February 5, 2014

Logan County FSA LogoLogan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Sherry Lederhos, announced that county committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the results are in…

Bradley Anderson of Sterling was elected to represent LAA 2.

Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

“County committee members are a valuable asset because they are comprised of local producers who participate in FSA programs themselves and have a direct connection to farmers and ranchers in the community,” said Sherry Lederhos. “All recently elected county committee members and alternates will take office on February 18, 2014, and join the existing committee,” she said.

For more information about county committees and the election process, please contact the Logan County FSA office at 970-522-7440, ext. 2 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.

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02-03-14 Weld County Farm Service Agency Announces County Committee Election Results…

Posted by Brian Allmer on February 3, 2014

Weld County FSA logo(GREELEY/CO), February 3, 2014 – Weld County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jeff Wilson, announced that county committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the results are in…

Jeff Cooksey of Roggen was elected to represent Local Administrative Area 3 and Alex Swank of Keenesburg will serve as the first alternate and Nancy Sarchet will be the second alternate to the Weld County FSA committee.

Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

“County committee members are a valuable asset because they are comprised of local producers who participate in FSA programs themselves and have a direct connection to farmers and ranchers in the community,” said Wilson. “All recently elected county committee members and alternates will take office on February 18, 2014, and join the existing committee,” he said.

For more information about county committees and the election process, please contact the Weld County FSA office at 970.356.8097 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.

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01-07-14 *FSA-CO Weld County* COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS…

Posted by Brian Allmer on January 7, 2014

Weld County FSA logoNew ballots were mailed to producers in Local Administrative Area 3 which covers Southern Weld County on December 20, 2013.

These ballots will indicate that they are the corrected ballot in several places, including on the outside of the mailing, on the ballot and on the outside of the return envelope.   The corrected ballot must be returned to the Weld County FSA Office or postmarked by January 17, 2014.

All newly elected county committee members will take office February 18, 2014.  All county committee members whose term expired on Dec. 31, 2013, will have their term extended to January 31, 2014.

County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA.

Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility.

FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws.

To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA 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.

More information on county committees, such as the new 2013 fact sheet and brochures, can be found on the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or at a local USDA Service Center.

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11-25-13 *USDA-FSA News* County Committee Elections…

Posted by Brian Allmer on November 25, 2013

New County Committee Election Ballots to be Mailed.
The County Committee Election ballots that were mailed to producers on Nov. 4 were incorrectly printed with the producer’s name and address on the back of the ballot. County committee elections must use a secret ballot so the misprinted ballots cannot be used. Please destroy or recycle the misprinted ballot. If you have already voted, your ballot will be destroyed unopened.

New ballots will be mailed to producers on December 20, 2013.
These ballots will indicate that they are the corrected ballot in several places, including on the outside of the mailing, on the ballot and on the outside of the return envelope.

The corrected ballot must be returned to your local County FSA Office or postmarked by January 17, 2014.
All newly elected county committee members will take office February 18, 2014. All county committee members whose term expires on Dec. 31, 2013, will have their term extended to January 31, 2014.

County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws.

To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA 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.

More information on county committees, such as the new 2013 fact sheet and brochures, can be found on the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or at a local USDA Service Center.

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11-04-13 USDA FSA Urges Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Elections NOW thru Dec 2nd…

Posted by Brian Allmer on November 4, 2013

USDA FSA LogoWASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 — USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced that the 2013 FSA County Committee Elections begin today, Nov. 4, with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 2, 2013.

“The role and input of our county committee members is more vital than ever at a time when our country faces important choices regarding the funding and operation of our government,” said Garcia. “New county committee members provide input and make important decisions on the local administration of disaster and conservation programs. With better participation in recent years, we have also seen promising increases in the number of women and minority candidates, helping to better represent the richness of American agriculture.”

County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws.

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