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Nomination period for FSA committee members begins Tuesday

June 14, 2010 at 1:14 a.m.


Election period dates to remember

Tuesday: Nominations begin

Aug. 2: Last day to file nominations

Nov. 5: Ballots go out to eligible voters

Dec. 6: Last day to return ballots

Jan 1: Elected committee members take office

Source: United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency fact sheetFOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or call the local Farm Service Agency office at 361-576-1129.

Nominations begin Tuesday for Farm Service Agency committee members in two Crossroads' areas.

Eligible candidates are those producers who live in the administrative areas up for election, and individuals can nominate themselves.

The areas are Victoria County Local Administrative Area 2 and Calhoun County Local Administrative Area 1.

Victoria's area 2 is located west of the Guadalupe River and includes Coletoville, Raisin, Mission Valley and McFaddin. Calhoun County's area 1 begins at the Victoria County line and spans U.S. Highway 87 to Farm-To-Market Road 2433. The line goes west along State Highway 35 to the Refugio County line.

Committees oversee and make decisions regarding government programs administered in their counties.

The three-year terms are paid positions; Aug. 2 is the deadline for nominations.

For more information, or to nominate a candidate, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

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