Farm Service Agency extends voting deadline for County Committee Elections
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:19pm
Arkansas producers now have until Dec. 13 to submit ballots
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Arkansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Linda Newkirk, today announced that the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13, 2016, to return ballots to their local FSA offices. Producers who have not received their ballot should pick one up at their local FSA office.
“We’re extending the voting deadline to Dec. 13 to give farmers and ranchers a few additional days to get their ballots in,” said Newkirk. “I urge all eligible producers, especially minorities and women, to get involved and make a real difference in their communities by voting in this year’s elections. This is your opportunity to have a say in how federal programs are delivered in your county.”