County FSA election begins

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency office for Marion County has mailed out about 1,000 ballots for the county FSA committee election, continuing through the beginning of December.

Grahamme Glaser, a Peabody-area farmer, is the only candidate on the ballot to represent the southeast portion of the county. The committee has three members who serve for staggered three-year terms. The committee helps steer USDA and FSA programs at the county level.

Voting is restricted to landowners and tenants with an agricultural interest. Voter turnout is poor in these elections, seldom above 13 percent, said Bill Harmon of the Marion County FSA office.

Ballots are due Dec. 3, and votes will be counted at 10 a.m. Dec. 10.

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