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Congressman Bishop welcomes new chair to USDA FSA Georgia State Committee

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Special to the Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Co-Chair of the Congressional Peanut Caucus; and Co-Chair of the Congressional Chicken Caucus welcomed Jerome Tucker as the new chair of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee in Georgia.

Rep. Sanford Bishop

“While I am sorry that my good friend Ronnie Lee is leaving the chairmanship, I am thrilled that his excellent work will be continued by Jerome Tucker. It is important that we have the most knowledgeable and invested individuals working for Georgia, and FSA has chosen well with Tucker’s appointment,” said Congressman Bishop. “Ronnie and the board have been valuable FSA representatives and assets to local farmers, and I trust that the new leadership, in conjunction with Secretary Vilsack and the USDA, will continue to do their best to ensure the quality of farm policy across America.”

Jerome Tucker replaces Ronald Lee as the Chairman of the USDA FSA State Committee of Georgia. Jaclyn Ford, Dr. Fred Harrison, and Reese Thompson are also members of the board. The Georgia Farm Service Agency State Committee oversees the farm program activities of USDA in Georgia. The members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. They hear appeals from local farmers and guide the direction of farm program-related agency policy.

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