US: Washington State potato producers to vote on marketing order

Washington State potato producers will vote from June 9–23, 2017, on whether to continue the federal marketing order regulating the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Washington. Producers who have produced potatoes in Washington from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, are eligible to vote. A continuance referendum is required every six years. The Washington potato marketing order provides authority for the regulation of potato grade, size, quality, maturity, and container. The state of Washington Potato Committee locally administers the marketing order. Notice of the referendum in the Federal Register.