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Michigan Wheat Producers to Vote on Program Continuation
For immediate release: March 15, 2021
Media contact: Jennifer Holton, 517-284-5724
LANSING, MI - Michigan wheat producers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Wheat Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) beginning Monday, March 22, 2021 through Friday, April 2, 2021.
MDARD mailed ballots to wheat producers on Monday, March 15, 2021. Eligible producers with questions, or those not receiving a ballot, should contact the department at P.O. Box 30017, Lansing, MI 48909, or call toll-free 800-292-3939. Eligible producers may also request a ballot by sending an e-mail to GuardiolaJ1@michigan.gov.
All ballots must be received in the MDARD Lansing office or postmarked no later than April 2, 2021.
The Michigan Wheat Program was designed to promote the profitable production, marketing, and utilization of wheat on behalf of Michigan producers. Eligible producers are those who have produced any market wheat in quantity beyond that person's own family use, and who have a value at first point-of-sale of more than $800 in any one growing season within the last three years.
For the program to be continued, more than 50 percent of the votes cast, representing more than 50 percent of the total bushels voted, must approve the proposal.