FSA county committee election ballot approaches deadline
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started mailing ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the Nemaha County FSA office or postmarked by Dec. 5.
FSA county committee members provide valuable knowledge and judgment as decisions are made about the services we provide, including disaster and safety-net programs. Please take a few minutes to review your ballot and make your selection prior to the Dec. 5 deadline.
The Nemaha County FSA Committee has three elected members who serve three-year terms of office, and at least one seat is up for election each year for a certain Local Administrative Area (LAA). Newly elected committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2023. Nemaha County Committee Members help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs, conservation programs, indemnity/disaster programs, emergency programs and eligibility.
The nominee up for election in LAA 2, which includes the township areas of Home, Illinois, Harrison, Neuchatel, Red Vermillion, Reilly, and the southern two-thirds of Center, Mitchell and Adams in Nemaha County is Daryl Deters.
Deters is nominated to serve as a committee member for a three-year term. Deters resides west of Centralia and is involved with dairy and crop production.
Deters is in his first term as a County Committee member and is currently the Nemaha County FSA Committee Chairperson.
Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. A cooperating producer is someone who has provided information about their farming or ranching operation but may not have applied or received FSA program benefits. Also, for county committee elections, producers who are not of legal voting age, but supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, are eligible to vote.
If you have any questions concerning the County Committee Election, please call the Nemaha County FSA Office at 785-336-2164 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections for more information.