Industry News

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.”

More Industry News Stories

Rice receives project priority

With hard work and a good understanding of the regulatory process, the Commission was successful in gaining IR-4 priority for necessary research on an important armyworm insecticide. Typically thought of as a program only for ‘specialty crops’ the Commission successfully made the case that the minor use of this insecticide on California rice qualified the proposal for consideration.