After recommendations to disband, the county committee system is here to stay
The county committee structure will remain part of the Farm Service Agency.
It comes after USDA’s Equity Commission recommended eliminating the county committee system not long ago, saying a more “fair” alternative should be developed for all farmers.
The county committees are designed to give local input on a variety of issues, and members are elected by farmers.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he just wants the system to work fairly and justly.