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Lankford appointed to Farm Service Agency State Committee in Montana


Last updated 8/18/2021 at 7:26am

From USDA Farm Service Agency

The USDA Farm Service Agency announced Friday the appointment of Ryan Lankford of Fort Belknap to serve on the FSA state committee in Montana which ensures the effective and efficient delivery of FSA federal farm programs to the state’s agricultural producers.

Members of the FSA state committee are appointed by the secretary of agriculture and are responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving program delivery appeals from the agriculture community, maintaining cooperative relations with industry stakeholders, keeping producers informed about FSA programs and operating in a manner consistent with USDA equal opportunity and civil rights policies.

Lankford produces conventional and certified organic small grain, pulse and seed crops.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and an active member of the Fort Belknap Indian Community.

More appointments will follow as USDA seats the three to five member FSA state committees for each state and Puerto Rico. The state committee chairperson will be named when all committee members have been appointed.

The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers, foresters and agricultural partners through the effective, efficient and equitable delivery of federal agricultural programs. The Agency offers producers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. Additionally, through conservation programs, FSA continues to preserve and protect natural resources and provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including targeted loan funds for beginning, underserved, women and military veterans involved in production agriculture.

For more information on FSA, people can visit https://www.fsa.usda.gov .


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