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Briefs for July 25, 2018

Mission Valley Rises works to get out the vote

News from Mission Valley Rises

Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! invites you to use your voice. Register to vote. Decisions made by the people we vote for affect our families and communities every day.  

Make your voice known. Vote like your rights depend on it. Watch for our notices in local papers. We will be at local businesses and events throughout the summer.

Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! is a local, non-partisan, community-led group, committed to exploring issues that affect our community. This summer and fall, look for our tables and volunteers at Walmart in Polson, undecided locations in Ronan, Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius, and Wilson’s Foods in Arlee. Even if you don’t feel you want to vote, stop by and talk to us.

Questions or want to help? Email correspondence to: missionvalleyrises@gmail.com.

 

Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board to meet 

News from Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board

KALISPELL — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Wednesday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at the Polson City Library. Board Chair, Pelah Hoyt, invites all interested persons to attend. 

The board is composed of tribal and state members and a representative of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The board is advisory to the state and tribes and is responsible for the development of cooperative management plans, which include fishing and bird hunting regulations. 

For more information, contact Germaine White, information and education program manager with Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, at 406-883-2888 or germainew@cskt.org, or Dillon Tabish at 406-751-4564 or dillon.tabish@mt.gov.

 

Lake County Producers Have Until Aug. 1 to Submit FSA County Committee 

Nominations

News from U.S.D.A Farm Service Agency

RONAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director for Lake County, Ed Daugherty, today reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2018, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

County committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level. Committee members play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA. 

"The Aug. 1 deadline is quickly approaching,” said Daugherty. "If you know of a great candidate or want to nominate yourself to serve on your local county committee, visit your FSA office before the deadline to submit the nomination form. I especially encourage the nomination of beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as women and minorities. This is your opportunity to have a say in how federal programs are delivered in your county.”

Committees consist of three to 11 members and meet once a month or as needed to make important decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Nationwide there are over 7,700 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees.

To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program and reside in the local administrative area where the election is being held. A complete list of eligibility requirements, more information and nomination forms are available at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

 All nominees must sign the nomination form FSA-669A. All nomination forms for the 2018 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA county office by Aug. 1, 2018. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 5 and are due back to the local USDA Service Centers on Dec. 3. The newly elected county committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2019.

 

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