OTTUMWA — The 2014 Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee election for Wapello County covers LAA-3.
Agricultural producers who participate in any Farm Service Agency program and reside in the following townships: Center, Dahlongega, Agency, Keokuk or Washington are eligible to be nominated and vote. FSA-669A nomination forms can be obtained at any county FSA office or online at www.fsa.usda.gov. The Wapello County FSA Office is located at 2938 Oak Meadow Drive, Ottumwa. The nomination period began June 15 with a deadline for the 2014 County Committee election of Aug. 1.
Committee members are a critical component of the operations of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level. Farmers and ranchers who serve on committees help with the decisions necessary to administer the programs in their counties. They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers. Committee members apply their judgment and knowledge to make local decisions. Committees provide local input on commodity price support loans and payments, conservation programs, incentive, indemnity and disaster payments for some commodities and emergency programs.