The Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee candidate nominations began June 17 and will continue through August 1, 2013. The election will be held in LAA-1, the North part of the county which includes the towns and surrounding areas of Grubbs, Swifton and Tuckerman.

To be eligible to serve on the committee, a person must participate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate. Organizations representing minority and women farmers or ranchers may nominate candidates. To obtain a nomination form or for further information, please call 870-523-8986, Ext. 2, come by the office at 2113 Malcolm Ave. in Newport, or visit the FSA's website at