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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Referendum Set for Proposed Pecan Marketing Order

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced it will conduct a referendum among pecan growers to determine if they support a proposed Federal marketing order for pecans grown in 15 states.

The referendum will be held from March 9 through March 30, 2016.  AMS, which oversees marketing orders, will mail ballot materials to all known eligible pecan growers in the proposed 15-state production area which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.  The proposed marketing order would become effective if approved by either two-thirds of the growers voting in the referendum or by those representing at least two-thirds of the volume of pecans grown by those voting in the referendum.  

To view the announcement, click here.

 

 

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