Louisiana farmers pass rice referendum

Schultz, Bruce
January 2012
Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;1/23/2012, p4
The article discusses the results of the research check-off funding and promotion referendum held on January 17, 2012 in the state of Louisiana, which involved paying 10 U.S. cents for every 100 pounds of rice for research and 3 U.S. cents per hundred pounds for promotion in the next 5 years. The results showed 357 producers or 85% voting for the research check-off and 65 producers or 15% voting against it. The promotion was approved by 321 producers or 75% with rest of the votes opposing it.


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