USDA announced farmer and rancher candidate nominations for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins June 15 and continues through Aug. 1. To be eligible to serve, a person must participate or cooperate in an FSA-administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election, and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. Nomination forms for the 2008 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1. Ballots will be mailed to producers beginning Nov. 3 and must be returned by Dec. 1.