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Nomination period opens for FSA County Committees


Local farmers and ranchers have an opportunity to influence federal farm programs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting nominations for the Klickitat County Committee between June 15 and Aug. 1, 2012.

"The FSA county committee system provides a unique federal government experience. Farmers and ranchers are elected by their peers to help the agency administer farm programs and provide an important information link between producers and the agency," said Virginia Amidon, County Executive Director.

The three-to-five person committees are the group producers can appeal most agency determinations. Committees also make decisions which can impact program pa...

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