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FSA committee elections underway

Elections for USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Stanly County Committee are underway.

FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and the USDA.

The 2018 election in Stanly County will be conducted for the representative Local Administrative Area (LAA) 2 which is made up of Almond, Endy and Furr townships.

Nominations for LAA 2 are Chris D Furr and Curtis Furr.

Committees should be comprised of members who reflect the diversity of producers involved in production agriculture in Stanly County.

This means that producers representing underserved groups or communities should be on the committee to speak on behalf of their constituency.

Underserved producers are beginning, women and other minority farmers and ranchers and land owners and/or operators who have limited resources. Other minority groups including Native American and Alaska Natives; persons under the poverty level, and persons that have disabilities are also considered underserved.

County committee election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters on Nov. 5. The last day to return completed ballots to the Stanly County USDA service center is Dec. 3.

For more info on eligibility to serve on FSA county committees, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.