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Michigan Corn Growers Support Marketing Program

LANSING, Mich.   Michigan corn producers have approved a referendum to continue the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan.

The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan increases the utilization of Michigan corn through market development, education, and research. It will continue for another five years, beginning March 1, 2023, and ending February 28, 2028. The current assessment rate is one cent ($.01) per bushel.

Of the 1451 valid ballots cast, 1,271 producers voted yes (88 percent), representing 81,403,166 bushels of corn (86 percent), and 180 producers voted no (12 percent) representing 12,915,870 bushels of corn (14 percent). For the program to have been renewed, more than 50 percent of the producer votes cast, representing more than 50 percent of the total number of bushels represented on the cast ballots, must have approved it.

The program was last approved in 2018, and by law, must be renewed every five years.