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South County farmers vie for FSA seat

November 28, 1998

Four local farmers are running for a seat representing the southern part of Washington County on the county Farm Service Agency. Three positions as alternates are also open.

Ballots must be delivered to the local FSA office by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1, or postmarked no later than Dec. 1. The office is in Suite 107 at 1260 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown.

The four nominees are:




- Monica Marker, who lives on Rohrersville Road in Rohrersville. She produces fruits and vegetables, corn, soybeans, hay and beef.

- Daniel Rohrer, who lives on Wheeler Road near Boonsboro. He has a dairy and hog operation, and raises corn, soybeans, wheat and hay.

- Carl Weaver, who lives on Jordan Road near Fairplay. A dairy farmer, he raises corn, barley and hay.

- Charles Wiles, who lives on Big Bend Way near Williamsport. A dairy farmer, he grows corn, barley and hay.

All farm owners - both husbands and wives - and operators and sharecroppers in the District 3 area in the southern part of the county are eligible to vote.

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If you haven't received a ballot and think you are eligible to vote, come to the FSA office before 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

Ballots will be counted at 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 at FSA's office.

The committee helps administer such farm programs here as commodity price support loans, conservation programs, noninsured crop loss payments, and farm ownership, emergency and operating loans. The committee should represent the various types of farming and agricultural regions of the county.

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