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Farmers appointed to state USDA FSA committee

Perdue taps five Missourians for the USDA Farm Service Agency state committee.

January 30, 2018

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FARMER ASSIST: Farmers and ranchers will make up the newly appointed Missouri USDA FSA state committee. They will help oversee farm programs.wakr10/iStock/Thinkstock

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Missouri USDA Farm Service Agency state committee.

The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.

Each state committee has five members, one chairperson and four members. The individuals appointed to serve on this committee include:

• Julie Hurst, committee chair, Atchison County
• Marc Allison, Dade County
• Cindy Schroeder, Saline County
• Will Spargo, Ripley County
• Barbara Wilson, Audrain County

FSA serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.

Perdue is focusing on four guiding principles at the USDA: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell food and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our bounty.

Understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Perdue has pledged to advocate for American agriculture.

Source: USDA

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