North Dakota Woman Named to Federal Crop Insurance Board

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named two new members to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation board of directors.

Ellen Linderman grows wheat, soybeans, corn, sunflowers, barley and millet on her farm near Carrington, N.D. She served as chairwoman for the North Dakota Farm Service Agency State Committee for eight years and also as a commissioner on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commission on the Application of Payment Limitations for Agriculture. She currently sits on the North Dakota Farmers Union board of directors and is a director at both the North Dakota Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Co. and the Farmers Union Service Association.

The other new FCIC board member is Maggie Goode of Niarada, Mont., a third-generation cattle rancher.