Jerry Harris
Jerry Harris

    Jerry Harris will be bringing years of experience to the position as he once again heads the Texas State Committee of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).
    Harris, a Lamesa farmer, cotton ginner and businessman, was appointed to the committee this past Thursday by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
    Harris will serve as chairman of the five-member panel.
    “I’m honored to be asked to serve,” Harris told the Press-Reporter.
    He is very familiar with the role, previously having served on the committee for two stints totaling 18 years, many of those as chairman.
    State committees are responsible for carrying out FSA’s farm programs within certain delegated responsibilities.
    “The State Committees will help to ensure USDA is providing our farmers, ranchers, foresters and agricultural producers with the best customer service,” Perdue said in a news release announcing appointments to numerous state committees.
    “They serve as a liason between USDA and the producers in each state across the nation by keeping them informed and hearing their appeals and complaints. The committees are made up of active farmers and ranchers, representing their peers and ensuring USDA’s programs are supporting the American harvest.”


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