FSA county offices to conduct spot checks

As part of the 2007 National Compliance Review, the Farm Service Agency is requiring local FSA county offices to conduct compliance reviews and spot checks of certain producers selected by the national office through a statistical sampling method.

A statistical sample of FSA employees, county committee and state committee members also has been selected for review using this same process.

FSA may review a producer?s operations in multiple states and counties, depending on the scope of the producer?s operations.

FSA will review both the accuracy of the representations made by the selected producers in connection with participation in FSA programs as well as the producer?s compliance with applicable program requirements.

The reviews may need to be conducted at various times throughout the year, depending on the FSA programs in which that producer is participating.

FSA appreciates the cooperation of its customers as the agency continues to enhance its operations. FSA?s goal is to ensure that program dollars are delivered effectively and efficiently so America?s farmers and ranchers can continue to provide a safe and abundant food and fiber supply for consumers at home and abroad.

Bill Harmon is executive director of the Marion County FSA office.

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