Androscoggin-Sagadahoc FSA committee nomination period to open

LEWISTON — The Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County Farm Service Agency will hold a special election for the FSA county committee with the nomination period March 2 until April 13, when nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County FSA office by close of business.
The special election is for local administrative area 2, which includes Auburn, Durham, Poland, Mechanic Falls and Minot.
FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning April 28. Ballots are due back in the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County FSA office no later than May 26. Ballots will be counted in the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County FSA office on June 2, and all newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office July 6.
Agricultural producers may nominate themselves or someone else, provided they sign the nomination form indicating a willingness to serve. To be eligible to serve on the FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency-administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where they are nominated.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term, or in certain cases, will finish the term of the member they are replacing. Members are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues. County committees consist of three to 11 members.
For more information, contact the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County FSA office at 207-753-9400 or visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.