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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA and allow grassroots input and local administration of federal farm programs. Committees are comprised of locally elected agricultural producers...
Important dates: •Jan. 31: 2016 wool loan and LDP request deadline. •Feb. 1: 2017 NAP Maple sap sales deadline. •Feb. 20: FSA Office closed for Presidents Day. •March 15: 2017 NAP pasture and spring-seeded annual crop sales deadline; 2017 crop insurance corn, soybeans, oats and spring wheat sales...
The political campaigning is now over and it’s time to pull together. We need to gather those good ideas and actually accomplish some legislative good for our communities, our state and our nation. We also need to set aside blatant disrespect, finger pointing and general negativity of the...
Brenda Winter
It’s Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, and the sun is rising over the bike path in my back yard. I’ve had my first cup of coffee and fed the stray calico kitty who now lives on our deck. (Because we are clever we have named her “Deck Kitty.”)  I haven’t yet cast my ballot for oatmeal or...
To the Editor: Ahh … the election is in full swing, and the politicians are out there buying our votes. Whether it is with increased taxes — but only on other people — or better yet, lower taxes for all, free child care or free college, the politicians are buying our votes. This is as it should be...
When the filing deadline closed on May 31, three local races emerged with three or more candidates. Four candidates are seeking election to the open county commissioner seat in District 1 currently held by Ken Hoime, who opted not to seek re-election. Candidates are Don Bryan, Hardwick; Mike Davis...
The Rock County Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations to represent selected townships on its county committee. One three-year term is open to represent the townships of Clinton, Kanaranzi, Luverne and Magnolia. Nomination deadline is Aug. 3. Forms are available at the FSA office or online at...
Secretary of State Steven Simon (left) stopped in Rock County Monday to visit with Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz.
State election policies can be burdensome for small counties with few resources. In Rock County, Ashley Kurtz communicated these concerns Monday with Secretary of State Steve Simon who toured southwest Minnesota to discuss election reform. Kurtz, who oversees elections in Rock County, urged Simon...
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