Vidalia onion growers to vote

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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

Vidalia onion growers to vote

USDA announces that producers will soon vote on the continuation of their federal marketing order

Vidalia onion growers to vote

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Vidalia onion producers will vote from 9-27 September on whether to continue their Federal marketing order.

The marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held every six years.

To be eligible to vote, growers must have produced Vidalia onions within the designated production area in Georgia between 1 January and 31 December 2012.

USDA would consider terminating the marketing order if less than two-thirds of the producers voting in the referendum, and producers of less than two-thirds of the volume of Vidalia onions represented in the referendum, favour continuance.
 

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