Michigan wheat producers to vote on continuation of program

Eligible wheat producers should have received a ballot this month. | File photo
The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) is urging eligible wheat producers in the state to vote on a referendum on whether to continue the Michigan Wheat Program.

The Program promotes profitable production, marketing, and use of wheat on behalf of Michigan producers. Eligible producers should have received a ballot this month and anyone who has not received a ballot should contact MDARD.

MDARD considers anyone who has produced any market wheat in quantity beyond that person's family use, and who has a value at first point-of-sale of more than $800 in one growing season within the last three years to be eligible to vote on this referendum.

All ballots must be received by the Lansing office or postmarked no later than Jan. 22.