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Producers and Importers Vote Down Proposed Floral Order


Focus on Floriculture Vol 12 #1


Producers and importers of flowers and plants have voted against a proposed national floral research, promotion, and consumer information order. The U.S. Department of Agriculture mail referendum for eligible producers and importers was conducted from November 28, 1983, to January 3, 1984. The order would have authorized assessments for research, promotion, and consumer education from producers and importers whose annual sales were greater than $100,000. Charles Brader, an official with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, said only 33.1 percent of the 994 flower and plant producers and importers voting supported the proposed order. The total vote was 329 for and 665 against

Keywords: National floral research referendum promotion

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