For the first time in the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan's 20-year history, the CMPM is requesting to increase the check-off amount by one penny per bushel. This increase will have to be approved by a vote of Michigan’s corn farmers. The vote takes place from April 14-25, and corn farmers will receive a mail-in ballot from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. In order to pass, the measure must receive a majority of the votes. The votes in favor must also represent the majority of bushels of production from those who voted. A background sheet is available for more information on why the increase is being sought. If you have questions about the referendum, please call the Michigan Corn office at 1-888-323-6601.
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