McMorris Rodgers Announces Kima Simonson’s Appointment to FSA Committee

Dec 27, 2008

(Washington, D.C.)  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed Kima Simonson of Deer Park to serve as a Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee member in Washington state.

“Kima Simonson has been an active leader in the dairy and agriculture industry and understands the issues important to local farmers,” said McMorris Rodgers. “She is extremely qualified for this position and will be instrumental in representing Eastern Washington’s agriculture interests on the state committee.”

As an FSA state committee member, Simonson will be responsible for the general direction and supervision of state FSA programs such as farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, and loans. She will work with other committee members to keep local farmers informed of agency program activities while resolving appeals and complaints.

Kima Lynn Simonson has been co-operator of a family-run dairy farm for nearly three decades. She is active in various dairy organizations that promote dairy products and support the dairy industry. Ms. Simonson serves on the Washington Dairy Products Board and has been a member of the Washington State Dairy Women for 18 years.

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