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Referendum passes with overwhelming industry support

Referendum passes with overwhelming industry support

The five-year referendum to gauge industry’s interest to continue the activities of the Commission passed with overwhelming support. 100 percent of handlers and 96 percent of growers who voted cast a ballot to continue the Commission.

“The strong support in the referendum speaks to a program of work that is aligned with industry needs and executed diligently”, commented CEO Tim Johnson. “We have outstanding leadership and committed professional staff who get results.”

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