Carl Mattson, a member of the Hill-Liberty-Blaine County Farm Bureau, has been named Farm Service Agency Committee Chair in Montana. The appointees, announced by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, will serve as liaisons between USDA and the producers in each state across the nation by keeping them informed and hearing their appeals and complaints. Mattson has been active in the Hill-Liberty-Blaine County Farm Bureau, has served on the board of directors of the Montana Grain Growers Association and has been involved in several other agricultural organizations.

“Carl has a long history of service to Montana’s agriculture community and has demonstrated his vast knowledge of farm policy over the years,” said Montana Farm Bureau President Hans McPherson. “He will be a tremendous chairperson for this important board, especially as we move forward with a new farm bill.” 

A second Farm Bureau member, Bruce Tutvedt, has been selected to serve on the committee. Tutvedt, a Kalispell rancher, is a member of the Northwest County Farm Bureau and has served in the Montana Legislature.

“We congratulate Carl and Bruce for serving on this important committee,” McPherson said. “Agriculture will be well-served with these Farm Bureau members helping our state’s farmers and ranchers work with this federal agency.”

MFBF wishes to congratulate Joe Dooling and Chaley Harney, who were also named to the committee.