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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will start mailing ballots this week for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county and concrete county committee elections to all eligible agricultural producers and personal landowners throughout the nation.

Elections are occurring in sure Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these committee members who make essential selections about how federal farm packages are administered regionally. To be counted, producers and landowners should return ballots to their native FSA county workplace or be postmarked by Dec. 6, 2021. 

Producers should take part or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote within the county committee election. A cooperating producer is somebody who has offered details about their farming or ranching operation however might not have utilized or acquired FSA program advantages. Also, for County Committee elections, producers who should not of authorized voting age, however supervise and conduct the farming operations of a complete farm, are eligible to vote. 

Producers can discover out if their LAA is up for election and if they’re eligible to vote by contacting their native FSA county workplace. Eligible voters who don’t obtain a poll within the mail can request one from their native FSA county workplace. To discover your native USDA Service Center, go to farmers.gov/service-locator. Visit fsa.usda.gov/elections for extra info.