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12 June 2013 2013 12 12 July June 2013 FSA Taking FSA Taking County County Nominations Nominations Until Aug. 1 Until Aug. 1 Farm Service Agency County election Farm Committee Service Agency nominations began June County Committee election 17. Farmers, began ranchers and nominations June landowners encouraged 17. Farmers, are ranchers and to nominate landowners arethemselves encouragedor farmer and rancher toother nominate themselves or candidates serverancher on their other farmerto and local FSAtocounty commitcandidates serve on their tee by thecounty Aug. 1 commitdeadline. local FSA Elected county committee by the Aug. 1 deadline. teeElected members serve a threecounty commityear term and arearespontee members serve threesibleterm for making year and are decisions responon FSA disaster,decisions conservasible for making tion, commodity and price on FSA disaster, conservasupport programs, well tion, commodity andasprice as otherprograms, importantasfederal support well program issues. asfarm other important federal must particifarmNominees program issues. pate in a program Nominees must adminisparticitered FSA, be adminiseligible to pate inby a program voteby in FSA, a county committee tered be eligible to election and reside in the vote in a county committee local administrative election and reside in area the (LAA) in which the person local administrative area is a candidate. (LAA) in which the person To become a nominee, is a candidate. eligible individuals must To become a nominee, sign form FSA-669A. The eligible individuals must formform and FSA-669A. more information sign The about committee form andcounty more information elections are available onabout county committee line at: elections are available onelections. line at: Nomination forms must elections. beNomination postmarkedforms or received must the local USDA Service beinpostmarked or received by close of Service business inCenter the local USDA on Aug. 1. Elections will Center by close of business take place this fall. will FSA on Aug. 1. Elections will place mail ballots to eligible take this fall. FSA voters Nov. 4. will mailbeginning ballots to eligible County committees voters beginning Nov. are 4. comprised of three to are five County committees members of elected local comprised three by to five producers. New by members members elected local take officeNew Jan. 1.members producers. take office Jan. 1. YOU’RE READING YOU’RE HI-LINEREADING FARM & HI-LINE FARM & RANCH – THE AG RANCH – THEFOR AG MONTHLY MONTHLY FOR& NORTHEAST NORTHEAST & NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA. MONTANA. Hi-Line Hi-Line Hi-Line FARM & RANCH FARM FARM&& RANCH RANCH No Drought Drought No Here, But But Here, Still Some Some Still Concerns Concerns FF SAMAR FAY / HI-LINE FARM & RANCH SAMAR FAY / HI-LINE FARM & RANCH requent rains this growing requent this growing season rains have made many season havemuddy made to many fields too make too muddy to make ground fields applications, so some farmers ground applications, so some farmers are going to aerial spraying. are While going to aerial much of spraying. the nation again While much of the nationit's again struggles through drought, not so struggles through drought, it's not so here. here. But the extended cold wet spring But the extended cold wet spring has brought some problems, such as has brought some problems, as fungal wheat diseases. Somesuch producers fungal wheat diseases. Some producers are putting fungicide in with herbicide are putting fungicide inan with herbicide– spray, a process – and investment spray, a process – and an investment that can cost $3 an acre but prevent a– that canbeing cost reduced $3 an acre prevent a yield 10 but bushels an acre. yield being reduced 10 bushels an acre. Samar Fay reports on Page 2. Samar Fay reports on Page 2.

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