State Cherry Growers Vote In Favor of Reducing Board Size
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/09/2015
Wisconsin tart cherry growers have voted to reduce the size of their industry's marketing order board from seven to five members. The proposed rule change also would eliminate voting districts in cherry industry elections.
Eighteen cherry growers voted in favor of amending the board's legislative rule to reduce the size of the board; one voted against it.
On the current seven-member board structure, three members represent each of the state's two cherry-growing districts. The seventh board member represents the industry at-large. If the rule change is approved, the board's five members would be elected at-large.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture will forward the referendum results to Gov. Scott Walker's office for his written approval and then to the Legislature for review by the appropriate committees.