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Blaine farmer joins state FSA committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Jan. 4 announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee appointees, including one from Aroostook County.

Gregg Garrison of Blaine will join Committee Chair Sue McCrum of Belfast, Heath Miller of Newburgh, Nancy Ricker of Turner and David Tuttle of North Berwick on Maine’s state committee.

The USDA secretary selects the committees, who are responsible for carrying out FSA’s farm programs within delegated authorities.

“The state committees will help to ensure USDA is providing our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and agricultural producers with the best customer service,” Perdue said.

“They serve as a liaison between USDA and the producers in each state across the nation by keeping them informed and hearing their appeals and complaints. The committees are made up mostly of active farmers and ranchers, representing their peers and ensuring USDA’s programs are supporting the American harvest.”

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