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Akeley farmer running in Farm Service Agency's special election

Ballots need to be returned or postmarked by April 28 for an FSA committee position representing Wadena and Hubbard counties.

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A special election for the Farm Service Agency’s Wadena/Hubbard county committee is underway.

Ballots were mailed to voters on March 31, and the deadline for ballots to be returned to local FSA offices or postmarked is April 28.

Nominated to represent local administrative area 2 (LAA2) for a three-year term is Ronda (Missy) Buck of Akeley. Buck has produced crops and livestock for 25 years and has been an active member of the Hubbard FSA county committee in the past.

LAA2 consists of Akeley, Badoura, Crow Wing Lake, Farden, Guthrie, Hart Lake, Helga, Hendrickson, Lakeport, Mantrap, Nevis, Steamboat River, Thorpe and White Oak townships.

Newly elected committee members will take office on June 1.

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To vote, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. For more information, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections or contact the Wadena/Hubbard County USDA service center.

Robin Fish is a staff reporter at the Park Rapids Enterprise. Contact him at rfish@parkrapidsenterprise.com or 218-252-3053.
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