County Committees help deliver USDA Farm Service Agency farm programs at the local level. Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer. They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting its annual County Committee election. The nomination period for these elections opens on June 15, 2018 and runs through August 1, 2018. It is crucial that every eligible producer take part in this election because county committees are a direct link between the farm community and the USDA.
The Local Administrative Areas holding elections this year and the towns they are comprised of are as follows:
Local Administrative Area 1: Attleboro, Dighton, Easton, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Rehoboth, and Seekonk.
Local Administrative Area 4: Bellingham, Dover, Foxboro, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, and Wrentham.