FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Californian Takes Over FSA
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:48 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named Val Dolcini the new administrator of the Farm Service Agency.

Dolcini, who has been the California state executive director since 2009, succeeds Juan Garcia, who retired. Dolcini will oversee the implementation of the 2014 bill as FSA prepares to launch new commodity programs.

It will be Dolcini's responsibility to implement the 2014 farm bill's new commodity program that involves individual farmers' choice between the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) programs and coordinating their interaction with the crop insurance program. He will also be in charge of USDA's ...

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