Local man one of five state farmers appointed to Farm Service Agency state committee


SPOKANE -- A Walla Walla man is one of five Washington state farmers recently appointed as state committee members for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency.

Steve Hair started work this week on the committee, which oversees FSA activities that include carrying out state agricultural conservation programs, resolving appeals from the agriculture community and helping to keep producers informed about agency programs.

Along with Hair, other appointees are Lennie Davis of Coulee City, Larry DeHaan from Lynden, Don Olmstead Jr. of Grandview and Jesus Limon from East Wenatchee.

The selections were announced in a release from Judy Olson, state FSA executive director. State committee members are appointed by the current presidential administration while county committee members are elected by farmers.

Hair is a former member and chairman of the Walla Walla County FSA committee and has also served as president of the Walla Walla Association of Wheat Growers.


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