U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency State Committee appointees Jan. 4. State committees are selected by the secretary, serve at the pleasure of the secretary, and 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," said Perdue. "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."
The Delaware committee appointees are Chair Richard Bergold, Dover; Jay Baxter, Georgetown; Donnie Collins, Millsboro; and Lori Ockels, Milton.