Commission Press Release
Growers to Cast Referendum Votes for California Avocado Commission
- Tom Bellamore
- (949) 341-1955
Jan 13 2011
Ballots must be postmarked by March 1
IRVINE, Calif. (January 13, 2011) – As required by state law, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is conducting a referendum among the state’s 6,000 commercial avocado growers to determine whether California Avocado Commission (CAC) operations should be re-approved and continued for the next five years.
“Ballots will be mailed on January 31 and so avocado producers can expect to receive them the first week of February,” said Tom Bellamore, CAC president. Eligible growers who do not receive a ballot by February 7 should contact CAC at (949) 341-1955.
Each grower will be provided a postage paid envelope to be used for mailing their ballot to CDFA for tabulation. Ballots must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2011 or otherwise received by CDFA by the close of business on March 1 in order to be valid. CDFA is expected to announce the results of the referendum in early March.
About the California Avocado Commission
Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to increase demand for California Avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities that benefit the state’s 6,000 avocado growers. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California Avocados and the California Avocado industry. For information about California Avocados, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/CaliforniaAvocados and follow the California Avocado Commission on Twitter at Twitter.com/CA_Avocados.